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Images Reveal Google's Gmail Redesign Coming to Web Browsers on Mac and PC

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Google has reportedly been working on a design overhaul of its Gmail interface on the web, and today The Verge obtained a collection of images that show off this redesign. The new look of Gmail is said to currently be in testing within Google and "with trusted partners."

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According to the new images, Gmail for the web will update to fall in line with Google's mobile Gmail apps, including some elements of the company's Material Design. One of the major visual differences is a new sidebar that provides multiple options for customization. Users can choose to add Google Calendar, Google Keep, or Google Tasks in the side window, or collapse it completely and focus only on their inbox.

Along with Material Design and the sidebar, The Verge noted that Google is adding three new layouts for Gmail users to pick from:
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. The compact view is the most similar to the existing Gmail design, allowing existing users to keep a similar layout.
There will also be two new additions coming to the web called smart replies and snooze, both taken from the Inbox by Gmail app. Smart replies is also on the basic iOS and Android Gmail apps, providing users with straightforward replies for quickly responding to emails. Snooze lets users temporarily remove emails and reminders from their inboxes until they want them to reappear.


The internal test of the Gmail update is believed to expand to G Suite and Gmail users "in the coming weeks."

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Markoth

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I love how bland and boring this new "flat" UI trend is. I have a general distaste for all things fun and beautiful, so to me, lots of featureless plain white background really just makes my day. /sarcasm

Other than that, good job. Heh heh.
 
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Same design, just a new coat of paint. They rounded off some corners. Nothing more.
 
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a compact view that increases the amount of messages you can see on a single page. The compact view is the most similar to the existing Gmail design, allowing existing users to keep a similar layout.

Thank goodness they're keeping the compact view.

I hate this new trend of whitespace... where everything is padded to the gills and you actually see less content.
 
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Part of a trend to worse design on the internet, but at least they haven't oversized the content and added lots of padding so that you see far less content (apple.com being one of the worst cases, that used to be a fantastic site with an interesting news page and a brilliant layout for shopping).
 
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Same design, just a new coat of paint. They rounded off some corners. Nothing more.

Which is fine. Don't fix what ain't broken.

I was worried they would muck it up. But I'm not upset about these screenshots. As long as we can keep picking themes. I'm personally a fan of "Dusk."
 
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qawes

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Looks cool, hope it runs just as well.

It actually reminds me of Android.
 
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techpr

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Stopped using Gmail in my main email more than a year ago. Moved to ProtonMail and a Plus Member for extra features including my own domains. I prefer security.
 
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WOW! Looks.... like it's going to rain outside...

So Google's take on the email interface is just another fart in the wind.

Their Mail interface is ugly, unintuitive and extremely disgusting (of course tastes differ so many may contradict me)
We have to use it at my job but I signed of a Polymail trial 14 days.... Seems more usable...
Unfortunately our company does not allow IMAP so I don't have many Options. Boxy is OK but extremely Buggy.

Bravo Google! Simplifying is a concept more elaborate than that white background and rounded boxes...
 
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Google has reportedly been working on a design overhaul of its Gmail interface on the web, and today The Verge obtained a collection of images that show off this redesign. The new look of Gmail is said to currently be in testing within Google and "with trusted partners."


Images via The Verge


According to the new images, Gmail for the web will update to fall in line with Google's mobile Gmail apps, including some elements of the company's Material Design. One of the major visual differences is a new sidebar that provides multiple options for customization. Users can choose to add Google Calendar, Google Keep, or Google Tasks in the side window, or collapse it completely and focus only on their inbox.

Along with Material Design and the sidebar, The Verge noted that Google is adding three new layouts for Gmail users to pick from:
There will also be two new additions coming to the web called smart replies and snooze, both taken from the Inbox by Gmail app. Smart replies is also on the basic iOS and Android Gmail apps, providing users with straightforward replies for quickly responding to emails. Snooze lets users temporarily remove emails and reminders from their inboxes until they want them to reappear.


The internal test of the Gmail update is believed to expand to G Suite and Gmail users "in the coming weeks."

Article Link: Images Reveal Google's Gmail Redesign Coming to Web Browsers on Mac and PC

iCloud looks about 10 years out of date, so I guess good for Google for at least updating their web apps. I don’t understand why Apple just sits on its hands with iCloud.com. iMessage on the web would be amazing.
 
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I love how bland and boring this new "flat" UI trend is. I have a general distaste for all things fun and beautiful, so to me, lots of featureless plain white background really just makes my day. /sarcasm

Other than that, good job. Heh heh.
I agree! I find this move to stark white, bland backgrounds very difficult on my eyes. Microsoft is the biggest offender (I am not one of those criticize everything MSFT does people.) Office has gone this route, as has MSFT's SharePoint platform. Awful!
 
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I love how bland and boring this new "flat" UI trend is. I have a general distaste for all things fun and beautiful, so to me, lots of featureless plain white background really just makes my day. /sarcasm

Other than that, good job. Heh heh.

It makes no sense. Every section and even icons are all the same stark white. It's far more difficult to figure out where things are.

Yet like so many other terrible design elements, it's becoming the popular norm across websites, software, and operating systems.
 
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