Playing with Gmail Labs

I’m playing with Gmail Labs, a new playground for Google employees to build and test new Gmail features. It’s being rolled out to all users who either use the US or UK english version of Gmail (contrary to what TechCrunch reports, that means also Dutch, German, Polish and Ukranians can get this feature).

Right now I have only one new feature enabled: superstars

I find it very useful, because it makes it a lot easier to instantly see not only that an email discussion needs attention, but also the kind of attention that it needs. To enable it, make sure your language is set to US or UK english, log out, log back in to Gmail and go check the Settings, there should be a “Labs” tab there now.

Update: OMG, I just discovered the snake game, awesome!