Gmail's new right-click menu offers easy access to common functions

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Google is rolling out an interesting change to Gmail this week.

It'll mean swifter access to some of the most common actions in Gmail. For control freaks, the new menu is a godsend and makes the web-based email tool more like using a desktop email client.

The new right-click menu will come to G Suite (i.e. business) users first, starting this week.

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For example, users can right-click on an email to reply to or forward it from their inbox.

The blog post states that the feature will initially be rolled to all G-Suite users and will reach to all end users by February 25. You can use the web app, or an app on your phone. Additionally, users can search for all emails from a sender or, if they have conversation view turned off, search for all emails with the same subject. Following the update users will also be able to open multiple emails in new windows simultaneously, as well as moving emails and adding labels through the same redesigned context menu. It'll also work with the menu key on Windows keyboards.

Google has announced changes to Gmail which will revamp the right-click menu. Everyone on that track should see the new options within 15 days. The gradual rollout yesterday (February 11) for companies that have the "rapid release" selected in their upgrade options, while scheduled release domains rollout will start on February 22.