Gmail has been updating their Compose button and it has been released today so you should be getting the option to activate it now.
You can find out more at http://gmailblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/introducing-new-compose-in-gmail.html
What It Means For ActiveInbox
If you enable the new Compose screen:
- It takes 8 seconds for the Horizontal Action Bar to appear in a conversation
- You cannot action/add-to-project emails as you send them
- The ‘Previous Emails’ isn’t shown when you reply
I’ll have the 8 second speed issue dealt with by the time America wakes up tomorrow (Wednesday).
The other bits are going to require a visual redesign, so will take a little longer – perhaps a week.
In the short term, you can keep old style Gmail, which will fix everything. To do this:
- Click ‘Compose’ to get the new window open
- In the bottom right, click the down arrow
- Select ‘Switch back to old com
We’re looking at how the new compose option works with AIB and what we will need to do to make everything gel and work properly. It’s optional to have it at the moment but it will be rolling out at some point for everyone as a permanent feature.
You will already see that the HAB isn’t showing on the pop up and another thing we’ve noted already is that when you open an email normally, the HAB is slow to drop in. Andy’s on this and will get it sorted as soon as possible.
Here’s a screenshot of what the new compose pop up looks like if you haven’t seen it yet and the full article is here from the Official Gmail blog:
This was written by Andy Mitchell