Gmail updated with full-screen compose option

Gmail updated with full-screen compose option

Google recently made an update to Gmail, which allows users to compose new mail in full-screen mode. When full-screen mode is activated, the compose window doesn't expand to encompass the entire screen, but moves to the centre of the screen, while everything beside the compose window is dimmed.

This feature replaces the "pop-out" option that was previously between the "minimize" and "close" buttons on the top right corner of the compose window. This however, doesn't mean the "pop-out" option has been removed. To get the compose windows to pop-out, simply hold the "Shift" button and the pop-out option will reappear.

Users are also able to set the new full-screen compose mode as default by clicking on the menu button at the bottom right corner of the compose window (right beside the "discard" button).

According to a Gmail Google+, this full-screen compose option is a much-requested feature, and will be rolling out to all Gmail users over the next couple of days.

Here is the full statement from Google:

The new compose now has a full-screen option

After Gmail's new compose rolled out to everyone in March, many of you sent us requests for features you'd like to see added. We listened carefully to your feedback and as as result, the new compose now offers a full-screen option.

When this option is enabled, the compose window is centred in your inbox and expands to fit on your screen. In addition, the formatting toolbar is on by default. You can click on the expand button in the top right to switch to full-screen or set full-screen as the default by selecting Default to full-screen in the more options menu in the bottom right.

The full-screen option is rolling out to everyone over the next couple of days.

Source: Gmail Google+


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