Google Makes New 'Compose' Feature the Default
Like it or not, the new Compose is here to stay.
Back in October, Google announced an update to Gmail that changed the way users composed emails. Though users could activate a preview of the change, it was pretty easy to undo if you didn't like it. Unfortunately, it's not so easy anymore. Google on Thursday announced that the new Compose would soon be the default setting for all users.
Strangely enough, Google admitted that many people didn't seem too interested in the new feature when it first launched.
"You are busy people, so it's no surprise that an overwhelming number of you opted to try out Gmail's faster, simpler compose experience after it launched last October," the company said, adding that it has been working hard to implement features and changes suggested by users.
"As a result of your input, we're now ready to introduce the new compose experience as the default for everyone. We're looking forward to hearing what you think!"
The newly unveiled format allows users to compose messages directly from their inbox and keep an eye on incoming messages at the same time. This allows you to reference other emails without exiting the draft email you're working on. When a user clicks the "Compose" button, the service's message template will appear in a window on the lower right-hand side of the screen, similar to how Gtalk messages appear within Gmail but on a larger scale.
If you don't see the new version of Compose yet, you will soon. Google says it will be rolled out to new users in the coming days. Keep an eye out and let us know what you think!