When time is in short supply, it is helpful to get a quick preview of an email to check if the mail should be read or left unread.
Enable Preview Pane on Gmail
- In Gmail Labs, look search for Preview Pane and enable the lab experiment for your Gmail account.
- This will enable your Preview Pane on your Gmail layout. Now look up your Inbox and check the right-hand corner at the top, we get an option to toggle split-screen. Clicking on it once, will allow you to preview emails without opening them.
- Finally you can preview your email. Under General Settings you can set the time for a email to be marked ‘Read’ to ‘Never‘ if you do not intend to use this layout as default. 😉
So what do you think about this new innovation from Gmail. There was a trick to use to get the tablet view on Gmail with your browser, but option with toggle makes it a simpler.
Source: Gmail Blog