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Apr 12, 2001

The Gmail app is set to get a new icon as part of a broader rebrand of Google's G Suite software, which includes Gmail, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Calendar.


Replacing the classic Gmail envelope logo is an M made out of Google's blue, red, yellow, and green brand colors. The new design aligns Gmail with Google's core brand as well as Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Chrome, and other Google products.

According to Fast Company, Google considered dropping the M altogether or fully removing the red color from the Gmail icon, but user research studies showed that people weren't happy with those changes.

Google has also redesigned its Calendar, Docs, Meet, and Sheets logos to match the new Gmail design, while G Suite has become "Google Workspace" in an attempt to merge Gmail, Chat, and Docs into a more integrated whole.

Article Link: Gmail to Get New Icon as Part of G Suite Rebranding


macrumors 6502
Mar 31, 2005
How cares? Why not spend the resources on making the apps better?

I'm sure Google has both software engineers and designers on permanent staff, so this probably had a near-zero impact on app development.

Now, we can argue whether the designers' time couldn't have been spent better on other problems, but it's not like they asked developers to quit Xcode or Visual Studio and fire up Photoshop.


macrumors 6502
Mar 31, 2005
They have too many employees when they make a fuss of such tiny ****. Doing a video for a logo change. Who the hell cares?!

Logos are the "face" of a brand, and GMail is one of the most popular web services out there. It's pretty much a bliion dollar brand of its own.

Compared with the effort Apple goes to when it comes to showcasing things like the design of the Apple Card, Google's little animation looks positively modest.


Sep 16, 2017
A new app icon, but you still have to scroll down through your entire list of labels to get to Settings.
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macrumors 6502a
Oct 31, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Are there desktop apps for the G Suite? I know some people use it instead of Office 365, but I never have. Or do they just use the apps in a web browser..?


macrumors 6502a
Sep 1, 2020
White backgrounds on iOS icons look awful

Google Maps icon change was awful.
Not to mention that it looks nothing like the previous icon (or a map). Initially finding it was kinda difficult, and it's one of those apps that's really good to find quickly when you need it.
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