Google is announcing the launch of a new technology that will let your emails automatically update — after they've been sent.
Emails are about to take on a life of their own.
On Tuesday, Google is debuting a new technology that enables senders of emails to automatically update the messages they send with fresh information — after they’ve landed in your inbox, and perhaps even while you read them.
What will this mean for Gmail users? For one thing, less clutter in your inbox, as senders will be able to update emails they’ve already sent rather than send new wholesale messages altogether.
While anyone can have access to this software update, it’s likely that it will at first be used by companies who have the bandwidth and IT resources to implement it. For example, your flight confirmation email from an airline could update itself with new departure time changes — saving you from receiving annoying follow-up emails from the airline. Or you might be able to fill out a survey that updates itself right in the email (with one question loading in after the next), without having to open a new window.