As promised, Google has rolled out new key features for Gmail. Native offline mail support is now available after it was promised as a follow-up to the major redesign that launched late last month. You have to be using Chrome as your Web browser to access this feature, though.
Additionally, Google has launched Smart Compose. This feature was unveiled at Google I/O last week. It’s a predictive text feature, but it goes beyond the word-completion and autocorrect features we normally see by suggesting complete sentences for your emails based on AI analysis of your emails’ text.
This is the first time Gmail has supported offline use without additional software or extensions. Google previously offered offline email through Google Gears in ages past as well as a Chrome extension. Now it’s baked right into Gmail natively, so Google is encouraging users to uninstall the old extension in favor of this feature.