Google is keep innovating its product time to time by getting a facelift and new experiences to its customers.
Here is what Google has announced today for its web base email client.
Official Gmail blog has announced new features for Gmail with improved navigation, better search options, selectable ‘information density’ and New HD themes to support higher resolution.
Many Gmail users may already be familiar with the Google Docs-like look of the new UI, which is based on Gmail’s Preview theme. Now in Gmail it can automatically adapt to fit in any window.
Google has added new HD high-resolution themes as well as old themes on new setting automatically. Themes have been completely rebuild with imaginary provided by iStockphoto. You can select themes by go to setting menu.
Now new interface let you to resize the label and chat area to see more or to hide the entire chat area.
New features also include better search option, it is providing advance search option for exact filtration of search.
Google tried to make it more interactive, that’s now you will be able to see profile pics of your contacts in conversation to track to whom you communicate ‘what’.
Moreover Google will give you access to change density of your display to automatically set space between elements on your screen.
Gmail is used by over 40 million people and these features with give them a different kind of experience with cool themes, profile pictures associated with each message, and a new customizable search box within the Gmail interface.
This changes have not rolled out to everyone, but Google says. you can switch it with link in the bottom right corner of your Gmail inbox over the next few days.
For better understanding see this video..
Facebook is adding some new features to user ‘account setting’ – trusted friends and app password.
In a blog post by Facebook’s security team break the news that in this month of National Cybersecurity Awareness, they are going to introduce to help keep their users account more secure.
Trusted friend feature is intended to have an access to your account in case it ever lock out for some reasons.
Now you can select three to five friends who can help you in access to your account if you ever unable to login. Facebook will send codes to your selected friends and then you can log back to your account by using these codes passed by your friends along information to you.
Facebook explained it as,
“It’s sort of similar to giving a house key to your friends when you go on vacation–pick the friends you most trust in case you need their help.”
But it also can be possible that your selected friend use this feature to reset the code on your behalf and later can access to your account and also can share the information with others for abusive
So select guardian of your account with some extra care and due thought.
Second feature is App password that can help you to make your account safer while you are using third-party apps.
With this feature you don’t need to login with you actual account password but you can generate a unique password for the app which you can simply enter along with your email while logging into an app. And there is no need to memorize this password.
This password can be generated simply hitting you Account setting tab —–> Security tab ——> and then app password section.
If you haven’t seen these features into your account yet, don’t worry, these features are rolling out gradually in next few weeks.