Gmail Gives Users a Sneak Peak
Gmail users were given a little treat today called Sneak Peak that will allow users to get a preview of the message they current have selected, without actually opening up the email.
After activating Sneak Peak in Labs, users can either right click on a message or use the keyboard shortcut ‘h’, and the preview pane will pop up.
More than likely, the entire message will not pop up, but it will give users enough of a sneak peak to see if the email is important or not. During the preview, the ‘j’ and ‘k’ shortcuts can help users scroll through list of messages, looking at a preview of each. Hitting 'y' will archive the message and will close the preview pane, which can be a downside to some.
Another Gmail feature launched is Nested Labels, which is basically a way for users to create a folder structure.
For example, if you had a folder called "work" and wanted to create a sub-folder called "important", all you'd have to do is add a slash (/) between the words, i.e. "work/important."
Read more about these features over at the official Gmail blog.