Google is soon going to give Gmail a major design overhaul. The update will bring a plethora of new features which are currently present just in the Inbox, such as smart replies and the ability to snooze the emails.
The entire interface is going to have a facelift this time. For starters, there will be three types of interface you can pick from.
The default view will show you as to what kind of attachment is included in an email (images, slider, documents etc.) right from your inbox. The comfortable view will replace all these icons with a traditional paperclip icon. In the Compact view, things will remain the same but the vertical whitespace will be reduced.
In addition to this, the new interface would ensure an easy access to the various G Suite apps like Google Calendar, Google Sheets etc. from within Gmail. There will also be a provision for smart replies, just like the one found in the mobile app.
You will now have the ability to “snooze” emails and choose as to when they will reappear in the inbox. Additionally, Gmail will now provide with an offline support as well.
Recently, an email was sent to the G Suite admins that there will be a new Early Adopter Program to test out the latest version of Gmail on the internet.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing an Early Adopter Program (EAP) for a new experience in Gmail. This EAP will introduce a new design for the Gmail web interface, as well as several new features. These changes will also be made available to users with personal Gmail accounts, so we want to make sure you’re adequately prepared for questions from your G Suite users in advance of the public announcement
Right after the email, a Google spokesperson gave the following statement which kind of made it clear that the feature is indeed set to roll out, but there is no confirmed date.
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.
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