Heads up! A new version of Gmail is on its way

Published on April 12, 2018

Google is reportedly planning on launching a new design for its Gmail web interface soon. In an official email to G Suite administrators, which was first put online by The Verge, the search giant explains the need for the same. In the email draft, the company can be seen as saying that the new design will reportedly include ‘several new features’ that will also be made available to other regular Gmail accounts. The company reportedly promises a fresh and clean look for the Gmail application existing on the web platform. The new version of Gmail will reportedly be consisting of many new facilities that will change the user experience for a better one as such. The list includes features like Smart Reply, the ability to snooze emails and functioning well on the offline support. At the moment, the Alphabet Inc-led company is not revealing what the new design of Gmail will end up looking like as such. However, the search giant made a new introduction recently which might be created on the similar line. As can be recalled – earlier this week, the company went ahead to launch a new design for Google Calendar.


The Calendar came along with all types of updated features, which includes modern icons, colours, and cleaner event boxes as well. The overall design of the Calendar ended up looking a lot like the mobile application version of the same. Therefore, it is safe to assume that the company might be planning on adopting a similar kind of design for its Gmail application as well. “Overall the design looked a lot more like the mobile app, and it’s reasonable to assume that Gmail will be updated similarly,” a report by The Verge went on to suggest.

The search giant ended up carrying out a radical new change for its Gmail application. The last time the company made changes to its Gmail application was in 2014. However, the company has stuck to the original Gmail design as far as the web platform is concerned. “Google did radically redesign Gmail for its separate Inbox app back in 2014, but the company has stuck to the original Gmail design so far for its web version,” the Verge further notes. We are not sure whether the new design might be a new welcome for users or might end up ruining the experience as a whole.

According to a report by The Verge, the latest redesign version of Google’s Gmail will reportedly arrive in the span of next couple of weeks. The search giant, it seems, is also planning an early access program for G Suite customers and personal Gmail accounts. However, the company is looking to test critical Chrome extensions soon enough as well.

The firm is working toward ensuring the new Gmail experience is compatible before it is made widely available for the group to use. The company also went ahead to confirm that a new Gmail is on the way. They gave the official confirmation to The Verge, suggesting that they are working on significant updates to the email-exchange platform. Here’s what their official statement read: “We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase). We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can’t share anything yet—archive this for now, and we’ll let you know when it’s time to hit send.” We feel that Google plans on sticking to the traditional experience as far as email is concerned, but will make more features available on the platform to make the experience exciting.

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