Suddenly deleting texts or content while composing on Gmail can be a real hassle, but Google is addressing this and other concerns with a new update. The new release is available on all G Suite editions from today.
With the latest update, Gmail is adding the ability to undo/redo an action directly from the tool's compose view. So the next time you accidentally wiped out an entire paragraph in a draft, you can recover those texts with a single click. The email client is also getting a strikethrough shortcut button and its function is obvious: you can use it to suggest edits or show changes in language.
There's an option to download email content from anyone as well. To access this new feature, simply open the three-dot menu in the message view and click on the "Download message" option at the bottom. The message will then be downloaded as .EML along with its attachments.
That format is compatible with third-party email clients so you can attach a downloaded message to your draft using Microsoft Outlook, for example. Google says these new features will be turned on by default.