Gmail Now Tells You Who You Should Email

Gmail Now Tells You Who You Should Email

Gmail continues to get better and better. Within the last month, we’ve seen additions such as an Undo Send feature and YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, Yelp Preview capabilities as well as many other previous additions. Today, Gmail added a “suggest more recipients” feature which is useful but also a tad creepy. You see, the suggest more recipients feature can suggest people you should email based on previous conversations.

In other words, if you’ve had threads going with a group of people, the next time you add a couple of those recipients to the address field, Gmail can recommend other people you might want to include as well. For example, if you often send family photos to your mom, dad, husband, sister, brother, and grandma, Gmail can now suggest adding your sister, brother, grandma, and husband after you add your mom and dad’s email addresses to the letter. The feature is triggered after you’ve added at least two recipients to the email. To add any of the suggested addresses, all you have to do is click on the suggestion links.


The best part of this feature is that you don’t have to have all of the contacts in your Gmail contact manager. Instead of creating and managing groups or finding an old message and hitting reply-all, this feature will be a quick way to start a new thread with the same group of people you’ve previously emailed.

Enabling the new suggest more recipients feature is the same as with other Gmail Labs options – just head to the Labs tab under Settings and turn on the option.

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That's a pretty awesome feature, but I'd rather have it in a local e-mail client.

I like Google, but I don't know how much we should trust any companies employees not to peek at the analytical stats for their users (probably while trying to determine which mailboxes belong to celebrities).

In other horror stories from my overactive imagination: Imagine if your cable companies summarized data on people that channel-flip between Cartoon Network and Club Jenna suddenly got leaked.

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