Gmail Upgrade Causing Pain?

Google appears to be upgrading its Gmail version behind the scenes. You will notice a link at the top for New Version/Older Version. Unlike Yahoo! which gives you a choice right upfront about whether you would like to upgrade to its new email or not, Google chooses to upgrade users behind the scenes without any prior notice. The good news is that the new version is not dramatically different. The bad news is that the end users automatically becomes a QA head for Google! I recently had to struggle with recovering an email that was in Draft mode. No matter how many times I clicked on the Draft email it simply wouldn’t come up. Then it struck me that this might have something to do with new version. I promptly switched back to the older version and I didn’t have any issues from then on. Moral of the story, when in trouble with Gmail, switch back to older version.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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