Leaked Gmail video shows off upcoming features

Google's Gmail web-based email service may soon be getting some added features and some improvements, if a leaked video is true and not an elaborate hoax. The video found its way to YouTube (ironically also owned by Google) via a blog site owned by Carlos A. Jimenez and has one of its team members, Jason Cornwell, showing off the new additions to Gmail.

One of the new improvements shown in the video is that Gmail's interface will automatically resize to any browser window siz that you designate. Users can also pick the kind of pixel display density they wish to show.

If you send multiple emails to a person or persons, the new version of Gmail will make those email threads look more like chat conversations rather than the standard email interface. There's even going to be support for adding a profile picture in your message. Speaking of chat, the Google chat window and the labels list interfaces to the left of Gmail's messages can both be adjusted to become smaller or larger, if the video is correct. 

Searching for things inside your email messages should be easier in the future version of Gmail, thanks in part to a filter feature that can be accessed right out of the search box. Finally, you will be able add some high resolution background images to make your Gmail experience more colorful.

So far Google has yet to comment about this leaked video. However, if it is legit, Gmail users should see these new improvements and features in the very near future.

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I wonder who Leaked this... Gee I hope Google finds the internal mole who posted this on a google you tube site...
They should remove it right away!

...and 'apps' users won't see any of these features for many years to come. They seriously need to unify stuff. Microsoft has handled the the whole 'custom domain' mail a lot better than Google has.

akav0id said,
...and 'apps' users won't see any of these features for many years to come. They seriously need to unify stuff. Microsoft has handled the the whole 'custom domain' mail a lot better than Google has.

There are options in theControl Panel to be on the same releae cycle as Gmail or the "Stable" release cycle (by default) which most enterprise customers want. The only tjing slow on Google Apps is Google Plus

Irony. Seems they're gradually deprecating a lot of the things that made me like GMail in the first place. Well, as long as it doesn't get pushy or excessively graphically laden, somehow I'll manage.

I want an Alerts area, where e-mails from online banking, ebay, etc. , can be shown separately from my personal e-mail. And I don't mean just a regular label that you can assign it, but something that would show it on top above the inbox area.

Maybe just allow users to display e-mails with any label they choose above the inbox, in the same format as the Priority Inbox, in a size the user can determine.

brianshapiro said,
I want an Alerts area, where e-mails from online banking, ebay, etc. , can be shown separately from my personal e-mail. And I don't mean just a regular label that you can assign it, but something that would show it on top above the inbox area.

Maybe just allow users to display e-mails with any label they choose above the inbox, in the same format as the Priority Inbox, in a size the user can determine.

Doesn't priority inbox already do this? I'm currently using a beta version of this new theme so it might be a new feature but I have a segregated area above the regular inbox where I can choose to display 5,10,25 or 50 items. Here is a pic (I had to crop it because I don't have time to blur out personal info)

http://imgur.com/sFECy

Awesomeeeee!! I use Gmail for my personal and also business. It just gets better and better! (last time, we rarely had improvements or updates)

:: Lyon :: said,
Awesomeeeee!! I use Gmail for my personal and also business. It just gets better and better! (last time, we rarely had improvements or updates)

Im sure its lovely for Gmail to scan and peek at your personal and business mail, wonderful!

erikpienk said,

Im sure its lovely for Gmail to scan and peek at your personal and business mail, wonderful!

You're not that important, don't flatter yourself. You're a statistic to Google, not a person.

erikpienk said,

Im sure its lovely for Gmail to scan and peek at your personal and business mail, wonderful!

I see this statement making as much sense as saying my home computer takes a peek at my bank account when I check my balance online. I'm not the president nor am I a terrorist so if a computer (Note, clearly not a person) wants to scan my emails for pointless key words (without actually copying my email of course) then who gives a crap? The way you speak you'd think Larry Page was personally reading everyones mail.

erikpienk said,

Im sure its lovely for Gmail to scan and peek at your personal and business mail, wonderful!

In resume? don't use the internet., that is what this BSd is touting.

Xerax said,
Well that doesn't look metro...

Apple wants to show off the successor of Metro before they release a new version of Windows that actually implements metro. Same thing happened when they released WebOS...

Still not impressed with Gmail and yes I am on Hotmail. People keep asking me have you got a gmail yet? No I dont, I had this MSN account long time before GMail came out and I dont see why i have to switch. Had a play with it and it turns out you cant even use keyboard shortcuts like DEL to delete the selected message. And I am sorry but it still looks like ****

Riva said,
Still not impressed with Gmail and yes I am on Hotmail. People keep asking me have you got a gmail yet? No I dont, I had this MSN account long time before GMail came out and I dont see why i have to switch. Had a play with it and it turns out you cant even use keyboard shortcuts like DEL to delete the selected message. And I am sorry but it still looks like ****

Says someone who couldn't google for Gmail Shorcut, cough, and Hotmail looks like cr@p in comparison.

Klado said,

Says someone who couldn't google for Gmail Shorcut, cough, and Hotmail looks like cr@p in comparison.

Have you checked hotmail lately? It surely does not look like crap. It actually looks much cleaner than gmail. Which is only going to improve once they metrofie it's ass.

That looks... awesome actually. The new inbox and conversation layouts look really sweet. Not keen on the themes, but then I never have been a fan of Google's themes (the one's on the google.com/.co.uk/.whatever still look awful compared to Bing).

Majesticmerc said,
That looks... awesome actually. The new inbox and conversation layouts look really sweet. Not keen on the themes, but then I never have been a fan of Google's themes (the one's on the google.com/.co.uk/.whatever still look awful compared to Bing).

I do prefer Gmails UI over Hotmails in all honesty though. I think Hotmail needs a major overhaul, then I'd consider to start using it again.

phendrome said,

I do prefer Gmails UI over Hotmails in all honesty though. I think Hotmail needs a major overhaul, then I'd consider to start using it again.

I still don't believe it myself, but i actually prefer hotmail.

Main reason:
Folders works better for me than labels. Labels are a mess in gmail when you need them more than a couple.

Plus, gmail does not work well with my laptops monitor (720P). Also, all the reasonable permutations of my name are taken on gmail. Some douche registered all of them and is not using them, i checked.. And google in all their wisdom does not ever release those addresses.
Plus i own a WP