Gmail gets Emotional – Adds Emoticons, Smileys

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Here’s a new feature in Gmail you might not have otherwise noticed. Gmail now allows adding emoticons and smileys to your messages. Earlier, Gmail supported smileys only for Gmail chat, but today, Gmail team released this feature for Gmail messages.

You can add a smiley by clicking on a small icon while composing a message in rich text editor mode.

Gmail emoticons

Also, the smileys and emoticons available for Gmail Chat have been updated and it now supports more smileys and emoticons.


Gmail Mobile 2.0

The Gmail for Mobile, an application to access gmail from Mobile devices has been updated to version 2.0 with many improvements and addition of new features.

  • Performance improvement: A significant speed improvement, smoother scrolling, and no freezing.
  • Multiple accounts management: If you have both a Gmail and Google Apps email account, you can easily switch between them quickly. You will no longer have to use two different mobile apps to access personal and work emails.
  • Multiple mobile email drafts: You can save multiple email drafts in your mobile phone, so that you can pick and choose what you would like to send later.
  • Powerful shortcut keys: If you have a QWERTY phone, you can use shortcut keys. Hit ‘z’ to undo, ‘k’ to go to a newer conversation, and ‘j’ to go to an older conversation. See Menu/Help in the app for more shortcuts.
  • Offline support: You can now compose and read your most recent emails even when there is no signal. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you’re back in coverage.

To download Gmail Mobile 2.0, point your mobile browser to

Here’s a video about new features in Gmail Mobile 2.0