If you’re a GMail user, then you probably already noticed that GMail has slightly altered the look of it’s user interface, as well as updated it’s contacts feature recently, making it easier to use, as well as adding some new features.
While GMail didn’t really go through any major interface changes, they did make a few layout changes, which make it easier to access both your contacts and tasks lists.
When you log into GMail, you should notice that there are three buttons, located under the GMail logo, which are “Mail”, “Contacts”, and “Tasks”. If you click on either the “Mail” or “Contacts” buttons, you should be able to view various different options underneath the buttons. For example, if you click on the “Mail” button, you should see a “Compose Mail” button, as well as options to view your inbox, Google Buzz messages, sent e-mails, drafts, as well as other things.
When you click on the “Contacts” button, you should then be able to see a list of your contacts, as well as the option to add a new contact, as well as view your contacts by groups, including by friends, family, coworkers, the people you contact most, as well as your “other contacts”.
In addition to changing GMail’s mail and contacts interface and layout, there are also other new updates, including new keyboard shortcuts, the ability to sort contacts by last name, custom labels for phone numbers, as well as other fields. Also, there is the option to undo changes, automatic saving, structured name fields, which means that you can adjust people’s titles, suffixes, as well as other things. There is also a bigger and more prominent notes field for contacts.
If you would like to learn more about the recent changes to GMail, you can do so by checking out this blog post from the Official GMail Blog.