Gmail's New Autosave

For those of you who use Google’s Gmail, you may have run into the problem that my friend, Brett, did yesterday.

In the midst of writing me a lengthy e-mail, he happened to click on a link elsewhere (presumably one included in a work e-mail from Microsoft Outlook). Unexpectedly, this action redirected his Gmail window to the new link. Hitting the “back” button did no good, as the e-mail was gone.

Now Brett could have used the “Save Draft” button before leaving his fresh composition, but who thinks to do that when they are just taking a second to check something else? Nobody, that’s who.

So the programmers of Gmail just launched the Auto-Save feature. It’s handy-dandy and will save Brett from throwing things and kicking monitors at work.

My only question: why did it take them this long to implement it?

Anyway, great job all you Google programmers. Keep up the revolutionary work. And for the rest of you, if you don’t have a Gmail account, and want to see what all the hype is about, let me know and I’ll send you an invite.

  1. That information is not correct. Brett would have had to discard the message before he could leave the page by clicking a link. Yes, I’m being argumentative.

    Enjoy this link:
    cody lindley is the author. Oct 4, 12:49 is the time. <
  2. Unfortunately, my friend, my original information is correct. I just re-tested it myself.

    As for your link, no me gusta.
    Nathan Logan is the author. Oct 4, 13:02 is the time. <
  3. Okay, time to play peace-maker. What if, and this is hypothetical, Brett was using Firefox, and had his new link preferences from outside sources set to:

    Open in new tab in the same window.

    Bam, problem solved, thanks, bill’s in the mail. :)
    Nathan Smith is the author. Oct 4, 15:02 is the time. <
  4. Totally correct, Mr. Smith.

    But poor Brett didn’t have them set that way. There are also several other circumstances where this could come in handy, including, but not limited to:

    * Computer crashing
    * Power outage
    * Browser dying
    * Accidental browser closing
    * Even a formatted PC!

    So yeah, the auto save feature won’t help everyone necessarily, but it’s now there just in case you run into trouble.
    Nathan Logan is the author. Oct 4, 15:08 is the time. <
  5. I’m glad I’m not right, which I new I wasn’t, but I accomplish my purpose.

    Made ya, double check.
    cody lindley is the author. Oct 4, 16:15 is the time. <
  6. I am glad that they mad that feature because i have gmail
    Brent is the author. Oct 5, 16:14 is the time. <