New feature for Gmail

Do you correspond with people from another country?  If so, I have some interesting news for you.  It seems that Google has now added a language translation feature to its email service.  What’s more it’s free to use.

While this new feature won’t benefit me, for those who are in regular contact with clients whose first language is different then it will save a lot time trying to translate the information manually, so to speak.

Moreover, the service is automatic at just the click of a button.

When he heard about this new addition to Google’s cloud service, one commentator told pcmag.com: “We heard immediately from Google Apps for Business users that this was a killer feature for working with local teams across the world.”

He added: “Some people just wanted to easily read newsletters from abroad.  Another person wrote in telling us how he set up his mum’s Gmail to translate everything into her native language, thus saving countless explanatory phone calls (he thanked us profusely).”

Interestingly, users can either set the translator to automatically translate all languages or they can switch it off completely if not needed.

The new translation service isn’t the only new feature Google is rolling out.  There are two others, both of which are really only minor additions.  The first is Title Tweaks, which essentially shows you more easily how many new messages you have in your inbox.

The second is Smart Mute, and this is a little more interesting as it helps keep out long irrelevant email threads from your inbox.

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