Google Revamps Gmail Web Mail Service

Google has implemented a number of major changes to its web-based email service Gmail, technology news website Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday.

In particular, the search giant has given Gmail's contact manager tools a much-needed makeover.

"You've asked us to generally make Contacts easier to use, as well as for specific improvements like sorting by last name, keyboard shortcuts, and custom labels for phone numbers, wrote Benjamin Grol, product manager at Gmail in his official blog.

According to Grol, other newly implemented changes include an auto-save feature, redesigned navigation bar, the ability to add and organise new fields, suffixes and titles, keyboard shortcuts, custom labels for phone numbers and other feeds, along with the ability to undo changes, more prominently displayed notes, and sorting by last name.

The new-look tools are already available to Gmail users, while Google apps users will be able to access them soon.