Gmail’s new native Offline mode is now rolling out to users, and to enable it you need to do a teeny bit of fiddling.
The feature lets you write emails, search your inbox and delete or archive messages − in the new version of Gmail − when you don’t have an internet connection. It’s basically perfect for plane or train journeys.
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Anything you do in Offline mode will sync whenever you manage to get back online.
For access, you first need to make sure you’re on Chrome 61 (or a newer version). If you haven’t already, you also need to enable the new Gmail (by going to Settings and selecting Try the new Gmail).
Once you’ve completed those steps, 9to5Google reports that you have to go to Settings again, choose Offline and hit Enable Offline Mail.
Also rolling out to new Gmail users are Nudges, which highlight messages that Google thinks you’ve either forgotten about (ahem, ignoring) or need to reply to.
Read more: Google I/O 2018
Nudges are on by default, but you can switch them off by visiting Gmail’s Settings page.
Both Nudges and Offline mode are still in the process of rolling out, so remember you may not have access to either of the features yet. If you don’t, it will only be a matter of time.
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