Gmail is investing in subtle changes to improve its users’ experience, ranging from a new design for the search box to a field for quick replies in messages. This second improvement was found today by Android Police in the Android version of the app.
As we can see, the new version of Gmail brings a new interface in the lower area where the Reply, Reply to all and Forward buttons have been replaced by a typing box.
It allows the user to click on it to start composing a response to the message, making the experience similar to that seen in applications like WhatsApp and Telegram.
The new box brings all the features found in Gmail such as smart writing, support for various types of formatting and even a button to write in full screen. Next to it we find an icon to quickly insert attachments, as seen in instant messaging applications.
It is worth mentioning that the typing box respects the default response format defined in the Gmail settings. So it only responds to the current sender, but a button next to the subject of the email also allows you to reply to all and the 3-dot menu allows you to forward the message.
According to the Android Police and TudoCelular’s internal tests, the new option is not yet active for the majority of Gmail users, so this could be a test on Google’s servers before enabling the new feature for everyone.