Google recently announced that an update of the Gmail right-click menu functionality will arrive in February 2019.
The right click menu of Gmail is not particularly useful at this time, as it offers only a few options. At this time, the only options that are provided are to delete, archive, mark as unread and move to the tab.
Gmail users have to select emails and wait for other options to appear at the top of the screen to activate them. Frequently used actions, such as answering or resubmitting, postponing or labeling, are only there.
Google announced the change in the G Suite update blog. The update will be extended to all G Suite Gmail users and will be enabled by default. It is not known if it will also be free for Gmail users, but it seems likely that this will happen.
Gmail: improved right click menu
Gmail users who right-click on an email can use the following functionality once the update has reached their account:
- Reply to the e-mail pressed with the right button.
- Resend the email.
- Postpone the email.
- Mute the conversation.
- Add a label
- Move the email.
- Use the search to find emails by the contact.
- Use the search to find emails with the subject.
- Open emails in new windows.
Gmail users can open the context menu by right clicking, the Menu key on Windows keyboards or by pressing Ctrl and clicking on Mac OS X devices.
The launch has already begun. Google plans to implement the change for all G Suite users until February 26, 2019. Many of the features that reach the G Suite customers are implemented for free users and eventually, and usually in a short period.
It is time for Google to make the right-click menu more useful in Gmail. The current options are not well thought out in my opinion. Once the change arrives, it is possible to use frequently used actions, such as responding directly from the list of emails; something that has not been possible before using the user interface, if I'm not mistaken.
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