Gmail for web is about to get a redesign

Eric Abent - Apr 11, 2018, 1:52 pm CDT
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Gmail for web is about to get a redesign

In just a few weeks’ time, Gmail for web might look quite a bit different. G Suite users today were alerted to an incoming Gmail redesign that promises to have a few new features in tow. While we don’t know what the redesign will look like yet, it has the potential to be pretty big, as the web version of Gmail has looked more or less the same for a while now.

Google announced the incoming redesign in an email to G Suite subscribers, which The Verge managed to get a copy of. The redesign will launch first in G Suite’s Early Adopter Program, eventually becoming available to those with a personal Gmail account as well. Google took the time to outline some of the new features that will be coming along with this redesign, and even though the list is fairly short, it paints an exciting picture for someone who’s bored with Gmail’s current look.

For starters, Google promises a “fresh, clean look for Gmail on the web” that offers easy access to G Suite apps like Google Calendar from within the email interface itself. We’ll also see smart reply make its way to web, which has been a feature available in the mobile version of Gmail for a while. Users will also be able to snooze emails so they’ll reappear at a later time, and Google is planning offline support as well, though it sounds like it won’t launch until after the redesign is in place.

Aside from those teasers, though, there isn’t much else to report, so we’re free to let our imaginations run wild. Google did confirm to The Verge that a redesign is indeed on the way, but said that it’ll be a little while longer before it’ll be ready to share more.

So, for now, we wait. We’ll keep an ear to the ground for more, but while we wait, head down to the comments section and let us know your thoughts about a Gmail redesign – does the service need one, or should Google leave things the way they are?


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