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Another day, another Google product goes to the graveyard. The company is disappearing View basic HTML for Gmailwhich allows users to view their emails in a stripped-down state, starting in January 2024.
The company has updated its data Support page To clarify that Gmail will automatically switch to standard view after the deadline date. users on Pirate News They posted that they received an email from Google indicating the end of the feature.
“We are writing to inform you that the Gmail Basic HTML offering for the desktop web and mobile web will be disabled starting in early January 2024. The Gmail Basic HTML offerings are earlier versions of Gmail that were replaced by their modern successors more than 10 years ago.” They do not include the functionality of the full Gmail features “, the email said.
Even today, when you try to access the HTML version, Google displays a message saying that the version is designed for “slower connections and older browsers” and asks you to confirm that you don’t want to use the standard version.
The HTML version lacks a lot of features like chat, spell checker, search filters, keyboard shortcuts, and rich formatting. But it’s useful in situations where you’re in a low-contact area or just want to look at emails without any extra bells and whistles. It’s not clear if Google plans to add a low connection mode.
Google is currently focusing on integrating AI-powered features into its products including Gmail. Last month, the company launched the Duet AI feature to help users write emails. Last week, I allowed the Bard chatbot to integrate with Google accounts so you can ask questions about your email history.
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