Gmail’s Right-Click Menu Just Got a Lot More Useful

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 5 Comments

Google is rolling out an interesting change to Gmail this week. The company is revamping the context menu for emails within Gmail that you get to use when right-clicking on emails in your inbox.

To date, the context menu only showed a few basic options, requiring users to use the options menu at the top of Gmail. And although that worked just fine, it was still a little clumsy and annoying having to click around so much.

With this week’s update, Gmail is adding a lot more options to the context menu, meaning you no longer need to use the top options menu. The new options include things like reply to, forward, search for emails from a sender, search for emails within the same subject, open multiple emails in multiple windows at the same time, quickly add labels to emails, mute a conversation, and move an email.

Google is gradually rolling out the new context menu experience for Gmail users, starting with G Suite users on Rapid Release domains. The feature will likely take a few weeks before it arrives for everyone, but it’s certainly worth the wait.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Gmail’s Right-Click Menu Just Got a Lot More Useful”

  1. yoshi


  2. dontbe evil

    gladly I use this on for ages

  3. Skolvikings

    These changes look nice.

  4. wspaw

    Wow. It seems I've been using these on the right-click menu for some time. Hard to imagine this is new to gmail...

  5. yoshi

    This went live for me this morning. The "Find emails from" option is nice.