Google plans to launch a new design soon for its Gmail web interface. In an email to G Suite administrators, obtained by The Verge, the company says the new design will include "several new features" that will also be available for regular Gmail accounts. Google promises a "fresh and clean look for Gmail on the web," with features such as Intelligent Response, the ability to postpone emails and offline support.
Google does not reveal exactly what the new Gmail design looks like, but recently the company launched a new design for Google Calendar. The calendar was updated with modern icons, colors and tables of cleaner events. In general, the design was much more similar to the mobile application, and it is reasonable to assume that Gmail will be updated in a similar way. Google radically redesigned Gmail for its Inbox application separately in 2014, but the company has stuck to the original Gmail design so far for its web version.
The Google Gmail redesign will be available in the coming weeks as an early access program for G Suite customers and personal Gmail accounts. Google is looking to test Chrome's critical extensions to ensure that the new Gmail experience is compatible before it is widely available.
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