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This New Gmail Feature Might Let Desktop Users Avoid Smartphone Notifications

Gmail is one of Google’s most popular products because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing people to email each other using a very reliable type of service. You would be hard pressed to find an email provider that is as widely used as Gmail, but that doesn’t mean that this service is perfect to any extent at all. Quite on the contrary, Google has been continually striving to improve it.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that one of Google’s main points of focus has been looking into ways in which they can improve the desktop experience for Gmail users. That has involved creating a dedicated desktop client, and an update that might be getting rolled out quite soon could give users that prefer the desktop version of Gmail the ability to pause notifications on their smartphones which could have otherwise turned into a pretty big distraction, as spotted by 9to5G.

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding limiting the amount of tech that you use at any given moment. People that are already using Gmail on desktop might not want to receive notifications on their phones since this could create a bit of a sensory overload that most would like to try to avoid having to deal with. You will have to give Gmail permission to see if you are using it exclusively, and if you allow it to monitor dedicated usage the service will pause notifications on smartphone once the setting is enabled.

Some people might not be all that eager to let Google see whether or not they are using a particular service of theirs, but others would find the reduced notifications a worthy enough tradeoff. One thing to note is that this feature is currently being tested and there is no way to tell when it will get a wider release. This feature is an offshoot of a Workspace feature that plenty of people already use and it might be a part of Google’s wider plan to make its features more consistent.


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