It looks like Google is currently testing some legacy features, such as reminders and bundles in the new Gmail for Android.
Bundles and Reminders coming to Gmail
In September 2018, Google announced that it will add bundles to Gmail at some point in the future. This method of organization is meant to group together emails that are similar to each other. A screenshot that was recently shared by a Redditor illustrates an internal build of the revamped Gmail for Android with a few Inbox features. The user claims to have gotten the leaked photo from a friend.
In the image we can see, for example, that the “Tech News” is bundled together. If we can trust the leaked screenshot, then the company seems to be working on reminders as well. Thanks to this feature, users would be able to quickly create and schedule a reminder. At the moment, we don’t know for sure whether the reminders would come from Google Tasks or if they would be powered by the Assistant or Google app backend.
Other features to expect in Gmail
But there’s something else that we notice in the leaked screenshot. One more interesting feature that will get ported is the option to show only pinned items in the feed. What’s strange, however, is that we can still see starring in the picture, which is basically the same thing as pinning. So we don’t know exactly why would both options remain available, as they would only create confusion amongst users.
The last feature that we might see soon in Gmail is the “mark all as read” option.
Still, as the user from Reddit has mentioned, it is still “very early” to know for sure what kind of changes we will see in Gmail. Also, the shared image is apparently just one of the “different design iterations” that the company is working on.
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