Friends, acquaintances in Google+ can now mail you via Gmail, as per a new feature!
In a bid to integrate Gmail and Google+, Google has come up with another new feature, which is creating a lot of questions and waves in the social networking site Twitter. So much so, that Twitter has started trending, 'Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over Gmail's Update.' This supposedly reassuring hash-tag is not helping as people, who were not aware of the new feature in Gmail is now 'freaking out' due to the dearth of information on the aforementioned feature.
As per a blog, where Google
announced the new feature on Thursday, it questioned, “Have you ever started typing an email to someone only to realize halfway through the draft that you haven't actually exchanged email addresses?” As was reported by indiatoday.com, providing an easy solution to the question Google further added to the blog, “You're in luck, because now it's easier for people using Gmail and Google+ to connect over email.”
Many interpreted that it would mean that complete strangers can actually get hold of your very personal email address and mail you, which is true if they are in your Google+ circle. This is, however, not the entire case. An article written in Mashable assured its readers that Google would actually provide a way out from the dilemma. According to the report, Google would send an email to every user within the next 24 hours providing details to change the setting, so that anyone who wants to opt out of the feature can do so.
If you do not want people inside or outside your Google+ circle to email you, then you can simply change the setting of 'who can email you' to 'No one.' Twitter on the other hand also needs some attention. One blogger tweeted, “Just notice this trend "Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over Gmail's Update" . . thanks, now I am freaking out - WHAT UPDATE?!” While another Twitterati said that he actually liked the new feature, there was another who tweeted, “#Google, we get enough spam mail as it is!”
The new Feature is not half that bad, if you use your gmail for official purposes and use Google+ to reach out to colleagues, but if it is a personal mail address, then there is an easy way to avoid it. Just do not Trash the mail from Gmail Team, as I initially did.