Gmail announced that desktop users will soon be able to turn off Smart Reply, the slightly creepy way of using AI to suggest replies. Mobile users can already disable this option in their Gmail account settings).
The option to disable this feature, although welcome to many, may fall on deaf ears to others. It turns out Smart Reply is quite popular. According to the Wall Street Journal, Smart Reply is responsible for 10% of all Gmail responses.
To Turn Off/On Smart Reply
- in Gmail, click Settings.
- Select Gmail account (if you have multiple accounts you’ll need to repeat for each).
- Scroll down to Smart Reply and select/deselect as preferred.
Following the successful adoption of the new Gmail, Google has announced it will discontinue the not so great experiment, Inbox, by March of 2019.
The announcement marks a decision to reinvest their R&D efforts back into the existing platform.
Good riddance (of course I said the same thing to my CompuServe and AOL accounts, way back when)
For more, read: TC: Say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail
Among the new features coming to a gmail: Self‑destructing emails.
Unfortunately, this feature only works for new messages
Can’t wait to switch? Click the Settings Gear and Select Try the new Gmail
Experiencing an email Doh! moment? New feature in Gmail lets you undo SEND !
Can’t Wait for this new feature? Then don’t!
Click the Settings Gear and select Try the new Gmail
Today many of your favorite sites are April Fool‘n around.
For example, take Gmail’s MicDrop feature. It promises to give you the last word on your outgoing message.
I wish this feature did exist; it’d be a great way to silence those REPLY-TO-ALLers.
Update: Much like Orson Welles‘ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds this faux feature, was believed real. Citing a backlash of complaints, GMail quickly disabled this Aprils Fool’s joke
Past Tom Foolery has included Air BnB’s Bronze Era Rentals (pictured) complete with Trojan Horse, and Burger King’s left-handed sandwich wrapper.
This Year H&M is onboard with a Mark Zuckerberg line of clothing http://markforhm.com/
More faves and fails from 2016:
Found one you want to share? Drop me a comment and I’ll add it to this post.