Starting tomorrow the new Gmail Compose experience will be the default for all domains. Those domains on the rapid release schedule have had the new compose experience as the default since March 28th.
The new compose experience offers several advantages
- You can search, access, read, reply and take other actions in Gmail while composing a message at the same time. Previously you had to "Pop out" a message to access the rest of your inbox. You can also start out with a "popped out" message window by holding "shift" when clicking on Compose or by simply hitting "shift" and "c"
- Additional keyboard shortcuts, specific to formatting, are now available within the new compose window
- You can have multiple compose windows open simultaneously, similar to chat
- You can share files up to 10 GB in size
Check it out and let us know what you think. There's a great overview video below and a detailed review can be found here.