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How A Tiny New Compose Window Could Reinvent Gmail
Google’s smaller, simpler email compose box is looking a lot like gchat…And that’s no accident.
Google’s actively trying to make email less fussy and formal—or, in other words, to make it a little more like instant messaging. 

And as Jason Cornwell, Gmail’s lead designer, explains, one of the ways to do that is simply to “give you permission to write shorter messages.”

Here’s the story. 

How A Tiny New Compose Window Could Reinvent Gmail

Google’s smaller, simpler email compose box is looking a lot like gchat…And that’s no accident.

Google’s actively trying to make email less fussy and formal—or, in other words, to make it a little more like instant messaging.

And as Jason Cornwell, Gmail’s lead designer, explains, one of the ways to do that is simply to “give you permission to write shorter messages.”

Here’s the story.