This is the new Gmail design

Kelley Robertson
April 15, 2018

Gmail's web interface hasn't changed in years - you can probably expect a new interface that follows Google's Material design language.

While this technology may have a multitude of uses for Google's products such as improved voice detection of their smart-speakers or better voice recognition of users during Google Hangout chats, the security implications of this technology are also quite worrying.

With a new "Confidential Mode", Gmail will not only give users the ability to set an expiry date for the emails they send to people, but also put restrictions on messages to prevent them from being printed or forwarded. Google has provided information related to new design and possible features to its G Suite administrators recently.

"Weak data connectivity‚ high data costs and low RAM or storage space often make it hard for people to get the most out of the internet - Google Go is built to handle these challenges‚" the company said in a statement.

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.

You'll be able to snooze emails so that they reappear in your inbox hours or days later.


Google is revamping the web version of its popular email service, Gmail.

Google is also reportedly moving the existing stand-alone app, Gmail Offline, to a web-based variant.

The update will hit the Early Adopter Program for both regular Gmail and G Suite users within the next few weeks and touts easy access to G Suite apps from directly within Gmail.

Google has confirmed that the launch is near, but they haven't released specifics at this time.

'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'. It is very likely that the company will show off the new design and features during its Google I/O developer conference.

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