Google starts rolling out an integrated interface for Gmail accounts

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Google recently gave Gmail a complete design overhaul with the Material You theme. Although it was revealed for Gmail Business accounts, it looks like the makeover will be coming soon for personal Gmail accounts. The Google Workspace Updates blog post that initially informed the world about the design change has recently been updated to include new details.

According to the blog post, anyone with standard accounts, Workspace accounts (including Starter, Standard, Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Frontline, or Nonprofit), G- Suite Basic and Business should start seeing the update soon.

People with a scheduled release domain may have to wait until February 28, 2022 for the rollout. It looks like the new design will be part of all Gmail accounts by April 2022. To see if you’ve received the update, you can click on the cogwheel in the top right of your Gmail and go to “quick settings”. “. Click “Try the new Gmail view” before reloading your web application.

Key Features of Gmail’s New Design

The main difference in the new Gmail redesign is a left-aligned bar that houses Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet. Thanks to this, Gmail provides an integrated view of all key services in one place and reduces the effort required to switch between them. There is no longer a saga of extra tabs or windows. Instead, everything happens from a single interface.

The new design has a new app menu interface that lets users access all your email, chats, spaces, and meetings from one place, allowing seamless switching between them. If you’re wondering if the top left menu would collapse the app menu, it won’t. The app menu seems to remain persistent in the new design.

Google has integrated a new notification bubble at the bottom left for unread chat messages. Click on the bubble to open your message as a pop-up window or in the whole window. The status indicator for chat has been moved to the top right of the screen in the new design, and it looks like a status indication for the whole Google account and not for chat alone.

In addition to rolling out the redesign, Google has updated its Gmail support site to help customers understand how to use Gmail’s new built-in view.

Have you received the new Gmail makeover? If so, let us know in the comments.


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