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Daily Buzz: Happy 15th Birthday, Gmail!

For its anniversary, Gmail is getting some upgrades

It’s no April Fool’s joke: Today Gmail turns 15. And in celebration, Google announced new improvements to the platform, namely the long-awaited scheduling feature.

Gmail’s send button will now include a drop-down menu that allows users to schedule an email for a future time, which Google is positioning as a digital wellness tool.

“We understand that work can often carry over to non-business hours, but it’s important to be considerate of everyone’s downtime,” Jacob Bank, director of Product Management, G Suite, said in Google’s announcement. “We want to make it easier to respect everyone’s digital well-being, so we’re adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to choose when an email should be sent.”

Smart Compose, which auto-completes messages as you type them, is also getting an upgrade. The feature will now be able to adapt to the way you write your emails.

“If you prefer ‘Hey’ over ‘Hi,’ then Smart Compose will learn that,” says Frederic Lardinois on TechCrunch. “If you often fret over which subject to use for your emails, then there’s some relief here for you, too, because Smart Compose can now suggest a subject line based on the content of your email.”

Smart Compose will also now be available in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. So, joyeux anniversaire, Gmail, if you will.

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