Images Reveal Google's Gmail Redesign Coming to Web Browsers on Mac and PC

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Google has reportedly been working on a design overhaul of its Gmail interface on the web, and today The Verge obtained a collection of images that show off this redesign. The new look of Gmail is said to currently be in testing within Google and "with trusted partners."

Images via The Verge

According to the new images, Gmail for the web will update to fall in line with Google's mobile Gmail apps, including some elements of the company's Material Design. One of the major visual differences is a new sidebar that provides multiple options for customization. Users can choose to add Google Calendar, Google Keep, or Google Tasks in the side window, or collapse it completely and focus only on their inbox.

Along with Material Design and the sidebar, The Verge noted that Google is adding three new layouts for Gmail users to pick from:

Google is providing three new layouts to choose from, including a default view that highlights attachments like documents and photos, a comfortable view that doesn’t highlight attachments, and a compact view that increases the amount of messages you can see on a single page. The compact view is the most similar to the existing Gmail design, allowing existing users to keep a similar layout.

There will also be two new additions coming to the web called smart replies and snooze, both taken from the Inbox by Gmail app. Smart replies is also on the basic iOS and Android Gmail apps, providing users with straightforward replies for quickly responding to emails. Snooze lets users temporarily remove emails and reminders from their inboxes until they want them to reappear.


The internal test of the Gmail update is believed to expand to G Suite and Gmail users "in the coming weeks."

Tags: Google, Gmail

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33 months ago
I hope there is a dark mode. This all white UI looks blinding.
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33 months ago

in testing within Google and "with trusted partners."

Here's some leaked screenshots from those 'Trusted Partners'
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33 months ago
I love how bland and boring this new "flat" UI trend is. I have a general distaste for all things fun and beautiful, so to me, lots of featureless plain white background really just makes my day. /sarcasm

Other than that, good job. Heh heh.
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33 months ago
Gmail would be great if it weren't for the invasion of privacy.

I would like to see Apple focus on making Mail an even better email application, and tie any such work in with the iCloud Mail app so they're both improved.
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33 months ago

I hope there is a dark mode. This all white UI looks blinding.

Which is so different from 95% of the web that is also mostly white?

...And don't get me started on Word/Pages primary color... :rolleyes:
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33 months ago

a compact view that increases the amount of messages you can see on a single page. The compact view is the most similar to the existing Gmail design, allowing existing users to keep a similar layout.

Thank goodness they're keeping the compact view.

I hate this new trend of whitespace... where everything is padded to the gills and you actually see less content.
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