Now reply to Google plus comments from your Gmail

Gmail and Google plus just got a little closer, with the search giant announcing that you can now use Gmail to respond to Google plus notifications.

The changes mean that Google social’s networking site which has already been integrated into search results,  will also become an important part of Gmail.

So what will it mean for users? Well they can reply to Google plus notifications instantly from their Gmail inbox without having to click on the Plus icon on the Google bar.

Users can do the following:

  • You can view, comment on, and +1 posts from inside your inbox
  • Your comments appear in the Google+ stream in real-time, and
  • Responses from others instantly appear in Gmail, as part of the notification message 

Google hasn’t forgotten it’s mobile and Android users either. You can now directly tap on the notification email on your mobile, click reply and it will be posted automatically to your Google plus account.

However users can limit what emails their receive from plus by changing their settings.

Google will be rolling out all these changes for all users from next week, according to the blogpost.

Gmail has undergone quite a few changes over the recent past. Most recently, Google added automatic translation to Gmail, and gave users the option of broadcasting their chats on Google Hangouts Live on the social networking site.

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