How To Enable Gmail's New Offline Mode

Yolanda Curtis
May 14, 2018

Google says this new feature will be rolling out to all users in next few weeks.

But Google's Confidential Mode in Gmail isn't foolproof.

In order to use native offline support, the Chrome browser needs to be updated to the latest version and offline mode needs to be enabled. Start composing a new mail and the Smart Compose feature will start displaying suggestions automatically in a lighter text. You'll have to enable it first, which can be done by going to your Gmail settings and toggling the "Enable experimental access" feature on. Under this functionality Google will scan through the mail and based on the context, it will suggest some probable replies to the users. This feature is expected to make email composition a lot easier and faster for the Gmail users. Gmail's new Confidential Mode tries to give you a bit of control back by offering message expiration dates and making it trickier for email to be forwarded on.

Although, Google has now explicitly named this feature this isn't something entirely new to the platform.

With offline mail turned on, you'll be able to compose new emails, search for existing ones, and archive/delete others to slowly achieve inbox zero. This has been made possible using Gmail's ability to run safety checks on emails that keeps users alerted about potential threats. The new update is high-priority notifications of Gmail to determine what email conversations might be important for users.

After sending the email, recipients will be asked to enter an OTP before opening the email. Here's everything you need to know about the Gmail redesign 2018. This further helps the users in protecting their sensitive information from falling into wrong hands.

Now, Gmail allows users to customise their inbox view. So, if you find this update hard to digest just yet, play around with customisations and see what suits you the best.

"From your greeting to your closing (and common phrases in between), Smart Compose suggests complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them easily", Google said in a blog post.

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