Gmail has introduced a new feature in the form of Preview Pane which will enable users to browse emails when they are replying to some other at the same time. This feature was long awaited and was finally launched yesterday.
Preview Pane may be a new feature for PC users but it has been there for a while in Gmail’s tablet apps. Users of iPad and Android based tablets are familiar with Preview Pane.
This feature is now available in Gmail Labs and its design is almost identical to that of its counterpart used in tablets.
When a user activates Preview Pane, a three window panel opens up with Preview Pane in between the navigation and email panes.
Users can customize Preview Pane as per their need with the help of a settings button which is present at the top right corner of Gmail.
Users with high resolution screens will get the most of this feature but those with normal resolution need not to worry as Preview Pane will work fine with their screens also.
Though this feature sounds good but a lot of work is needed to make it better. We’ve used this feature and drawn a conclusion that it is still a beta product and it needs a lot of testing. It does not work well with Gmail labels if used in 3 panel mode.
Will you be using this feature?