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Three Gmail Lab Features Graduate to the Big Leagues

by Sean P. Aune | December 6, 2012

Google is moving three of its most popular Gmail Labs features into full production. Say hello to Send and archive, Quote selected text and Default reply to all.

Gmail Labs is where Google tests out new features that it thinks users may like, but they aren’t quite ready for prime time yet. Google announced today via Google Plus that three of those features have now shown enough interest that it’s time for them to make it into the full production version of the service.

While Send and archive is an alright feature, and one that I have even had activated by Labs for some time, it’s probably the default reply to all that will send up the most cheers. There is nothing more annoying while going through your emails in the morning and realizing as soon as you hit Send that you only replied to one person instead of the whole group. And quoting selected text will be useful, but the default reply all is the king of this mountain.

[via Google]


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...