As what I’ve deemed a gesture of goodwill in the holiday season, Gmail has rolled out quite a few new features in the past few weeks. If anything, these small gifts of functionality and integration serve to remind us that Gmail is popular for a reason – they actually listen to the users and add functions we love, want and need!
Gmail chat now offers the option to sign in to your AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) account to chat with your AIM buddies from Gmail! Chatting with your AIM buddies is easy – just click on a name in your chat list, and start typing. Read more at About AIM in Gmail.
We like labels, but we like colored labels better! Just click the color swatch next to each label to assign a color. Read more at Editing Labels.
Group chats in Gmail chat – now chat with more than one buddy at a time. Great for collaborations and just funning around. Read more at About group chat.
New emoticons! Ditch the old fashioned smileys for some cool new emoticons! Read more at Emoticons (and check out the “hidden ones”, too!).