Gmail adds undo/redo & strikethrough shortcuts in Compose

Gmail adds undo/redo & strikethrough shortcuts in Compose

Google decided to roll out a makeover sometime last year which saw to a much sleeker ui and faster interactivity with the web interface along with the other.

As of September, 2018, the new Gmail on the web is now available for all users. Google announced a handful of new Gmail features on the web related to the compose window and a new download option for messages.

The Gmail compose window — and its full-screen version — is addingtwo new shortcuts to the floating Formatting options bar. At the veryleft, users can now click undo/redo instead of relying on keyboardcommands. Strikethrough is now also available on the other side of thestrip after user feedback.

Undo/Redo: If you need to undo anaction, like if you accidentally delete the content of your draft of anemail, you can do so straight from the compose view. Anytime you haveundo, you want to also have the option of redo, so we’ve added that aswell.

Strikethrough: Strikethrough is a visual cue thatsomething has been completed or can be used as an edit suggestion. We’ve heard from you that this functionality is critical to quickly andefficiently write emails, especially when you want to visually indicate a change in language.

Also, an email can now be downloaded as an .EML file in rfc822 format. This includes the email’s contents, as well as any other attachments with the format recognized by other clients. This “Download message” option is available on the web in the overflow menu. Additionally, .EML files can be sent as email attachments.

In a matter of weeks, these features will be available on the web in the coming weeks for all users by default.

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