Google rolls out the Nudge feature in Gmail, which makes use of artificial intelligence to remind you to respond to emails. The new ‘Nudge’ feature in Gmail lets you set a particular time and date when a particular mail will show up again in the inbox. This is powered by artificial intelligence
Google rolls out the Nudge feature in Gmail
If you’re a Gmail user, Google is now taking away your excuse of “forgetting” to respond to important emails by introducing the Nudge feature in Gmail.
As per the statement of Google “When your inbox is flooded with emails, some will inevitably slip through the cracks. Fortunately, the new Nudge feature in Gmail might help. It will now ‘nudge’ users to reply to emails they may have missed and to follow up on emails for which they haven’t received a response.”
What is Nudge feature and how does it work?
# Nudge identifies important emails in your inbox and tells you the number of days ago it was sent and asks if you want to reply, helping you stay productive.
# For the feature to work, Google uses an artificial intelligence engine that will scan through all your emails to find the important ones and reminding it again.
# The feature is visible in the top right corner and brings the particular mail on top of your inbox.
# Whereas earlier, Google scanned your emails to serve up more personalized ads, but that practice ended last June.
# Google still scans your emails today, but it does so for other purposes.
# By using artificial intelligence, Google is able to offer features like Smart Reply, Nudge, and high-priority notifications.
# Another way that Google is using artificial intelligence to scan your inbox is to stop spams and scam emails.
# So while you’re able to turn off features like Nudge and Smart Reply, you cannot disable the scanning entirely because Google uses these scans for security to prevent spam emails from reaching you.
How the Nudge feature in Gmail work?
The feature will be turned on by default but it can also be switched off manually. This can be done by going through the Gmail Settings. Means by default, Nudge is enabled for all Gmail and G Suite users.
Google isn’t enabling the feature for all users at the same time, so it may take a few days for Nudge to show up in your Gmail. But to get the new Nudge feature in Gmail you must have the Gmail interface enabled.
Steps of guidance on how to get Nudged on important emails?
# Nudges appear alongside your email previews on the right-hand side. You’ll see the sender’s name, the subject, and a preview of your email in black text.
# On the right of the preview on select emails is the nudge, which is shown in orange text to help draw your attention. Nudges will appear at the top of your inbox, so you’ll see them first.
# The nudge shows when the email was received and asks if you want to respond to it right now. In one example, Gmail shows that a nudge was received three days ago. By displaying when the email was received, you can focus on emails that you’ve put off longer first.
# Nudges won’t appear for all emails in your inbox otherwise it would defeat the purpose.
# Google’s use of artificial intelligence scans, Gmail will only nudge you on emails that its artificial intelligence algorithms deem are important.
# Nudges are flagged in two different ways. First, Google will nudge you based on emails that you may have forgotten to reply to. This, hopefully, should keep the communication flowing. Second, the nudge can also be used to suggest emails to follow up.
How to disable the Nudge feature?
Even though nudging is enabled by default, you can disable the feature by going into your Gmail settings. Turning off Nudge won’t turn off Google’s artificial intelligence scan of your inbox, but you won’t see the orange text asking you to respond to emails that Google thinks are significant.
After you’ve logged in, go to the Settings on the top right side, and click Settings. You’ll be able to enable or disable nudges by toggling the Suggest emails to reply to box or the Suggest emails to follow up on the box.