Gmail Labs has been introduced as an add-on for Gmail that allows developers to test Gmail extensions by providing access to them to all Gmail users. Only a minority is using one or several of the Gmail Labs applications which may or may not be included into Gmail fully eventually. It can therefor happen that some of the applications listed in Gmail Labs will be pulled from the site if they do not prove to be that useful or liked by the Gmail users.
Today Google made the announcement that they have retired five and graduated six Gmail Labs applications.
That’s the biggest change in the history of Gmail Labs which in the past has only seen single graduations or retirements of applications.
The six applications that have been added to Gmail permanently are:
The five Gmail Labs add-ons that have been disabled are
Retiring features is always a tough decision â€” we invest in building and maintaining them and we realize some of you are probably fans of some of Gmail’s lesser-used features. But Labs are experimental features, and from time to time they may break (that’s why there’s a quick way to disable them), or even disappear. Over the next few days, you’ll see Muzzle, Fixed Width Font, Email Addict, Location in Signature, and Random Signature stop working and disappear from the Labs tab.
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