Gmail Updated with New Quick Actions

by Koosha Araghi on November 22, 2013

Google’s latest update for Gmail provides another compelling reason to stick with your convenient web browser when checking emails. You may have noticed within the past few months the inclusion of small buttons on the far right side of some emails you may have received. These buttons are known as “Quick Actions” and allow you to skip the extra steps when performing tasks such as creating calendar entries, confirming appointments, tracking packages, and checking in to your flight without having to open the email altogether.

The latest release to Quick Actions extends these cool features to include actions like creating reservations or reviewing restaurants, saving promotional offers, one click access to folders within Google Drive or Dropbox, and direct viewing of videos from YouTube and Vimeo. This update also includes expanded integration with Google Search which allow you to get immediate status updates for things like your upcoming flight or directions to your destinations.

These quick actions are making your email system a bit smarter and this is a part of a growing effort by Google to increasingly use artificial intelligence to make your life easier and more productive. Google is also looking to rapidly expand their Quick Actions collection by opening the doors to outside developers looking to integrate their own shortcuts to your inbox.

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Koosha Araghi
Director of Marketing at UpCurve Cloud
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