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Gmail “categories” update hits Android and web with one-click activation

Gmail “categories” update hits Android and web with one-click activation

This week the folks responsible for creating the Gmail environment for email on devices ranging from desktop all-in-ones down to the smallest smartphone have begun unrolling their previously announced "Categories" update. This version of Gmail allows users to employ a rather simple system for categorizing emails, most of this activated and sorted automatically where, in the past, all was based only on keywords and email addresses.

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Gmail action buttons keep email addicts safe in their inbox

Gmail action buttons keep email addicts safe in their inbox

For a lot of people their e-mail inboxes a nice, safe, and comfy place to be. The web interface for Gmail is very familiar to a lot of people and Google has been working hard recently with some new and interesting features to make your e-mail box even more useful. Google has announced several new features this week, including one that will allow you to take action on certain types of e-mails from directly within your inbox.

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Google Wallet comes to Gmail with money attachments

Google Wallet comes to Gmail with money attachments

No longer are email attachments only limited to files. Today, Google announced that Gmail will be getting Google Wallet integration, where users will be able to send money to recipients by attaching a Google Wallet payment to an email. A new money icon will appear in the compose toolbar next to the Google Drive icon where you'll be able to attach money to your message, giving an all-new to "penny for your thoughts."

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Outlook.com update adds support for chatting with Gmail contacts

Outlook.com update adds support for chatting with Gmail contacts

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service has been growing steadily, with some users making the switch from Gmail in order to have a more unified Windows experience, among other reasons. One aspects of making the switch from Gmail to Outlook that caused issues for some users, however, was the inability to chat with Gmail contacts, a fairly big sticking point for some of us. To remedy that, Microsoft has announced an update to the service that brings Gmail chat integration.

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Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google has announced that it'll be changing the way it does cloud storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+. Instead of each service having it's own allotted amount of space. All three will be joined together and will share a pool of 15GB of cloud storage space, allowing Google Drive users to essentially have more free space than the previous 5GB that was originally offered.

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Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS with a feature that many users most likely have been begging for. The app now redirects links to other Google apps, such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Chrome. Any links that appear in an email in the Gmail app will automatically go to one of these three apps if installed on your iOS device.

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Gmail and other Google apps return after short outage

Gmail and other Google apps return after short outage

While the entirety of the Google apps ecosystem appears to still be flickering on according to tips we're receiving from readers as we speak, Google has reported that their entire environment should be ready to roll. What we experienced this morning was everything from slow service to entire Gmail inboxes disappearing - if you're experiencing one or the other, please feel free to let us know in the comments of this post or via our tipline email.

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