What’s New In Gmail Labs?

You have been reading about many of the latest features in here at Techie Buzz, however most of the Google’s announcements have been through blog posts and many users may not even be aware of the latest features in Gmail Labs.


Turns out that Google is now promoting most of the labs feature to all users with the help of a link in Gmail which takes users to a page where all the new features are displayed to the users.

If you are new to Gmail Labs and have not yet started using it, check out What’s new in Gmail? or read our extensive coverage of all the features in Gmail Labs.

Import/Export Gmail Filters

Filtering emails has definitely allowed me to segregate important emails from the other not so important ones, and deal with important things first, at last count I have 89 filters which allow me to auto-archive emails, send a custom auto-reply to them, apply labels, delete them and so on.


However, creating those filters has taken a lot of time and losing them would mean, that I would have to spend hours and hours to create them again, but like all the nice features in , users will now get a option to import/export their filters and save it to their computers.

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World Clock For Gmail

Tracking time of different countries becomes important when you stay in one country and your business clients or family members stay in another, though there are several tools to check world timings from the desktop, a nifty little gadget called PolyClock, which allows users to view time from different time zones across the world in .


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Gmail Chat Gets Video Preview Feature

has been adding a lot of features to , making it a real nice service to use, however Gmail Chat has been getting quite a few new features too, and the Google team has added another feature, where you can preview a video from YouTube or other providers without having to click through the URL in the message sent to you.


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Gmail Labs Introduces Voice and Video Chat

Over the past month has introduced several new features in Gmail Labs, their playground for testing useful and interesting features. The new features include Sending SMS from Gmail, ,  ability to add Custom Gadgets to Gmail, Stop yourself from sending emails on a heavy drinking weekend, get a reminder if you forgot to attach a file, get more control over your IMAP account among other things including emoticons and canned responses.

Well they just do not stop do they, this time they have rolled out a new feature that will help you voice and video chat from within Gmail.

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Mail Goggles Stops You From Sending Mails You Will Regret Later

I love not just because it’s one of the best email services available, but also for the fact that there are several new lab features which make it ever so useful and interesting. One such new Gmail Labs feature is called Mail Goggles, which will stop you from sending those late night emails and hate mails, you so regret sending when you get back to being sober.

Sometimes I send messages I shouldn’t send. Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together. Gmail can’t always prevent you from sending messages you might later regret, but today we’re launching a new Labs feature I wrote called Mail Goggles which may help.

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