Gmail: New design for all users

Google has added Material Design 3 elements to the user interface of its Gmail email application.

Google has revamped the design of its Gmail email application. Since the beginning of the year, the company has not only been testing the integration of elements from Material Design 3, but also new functions such as quick access to its chat and meet apps.

The new Gmail design will be rolled out to all users in the next few days.


The new Gmail design will be rolled out to all users in the next few days.


More overview in Gmail

The grouping of the buttons for e-mail, spaces, meet and chat in a list in the top left bar provides a better overview in the new Gmail design. If users move the mouse pointer over one of the symbols, a list opens with the most recent conversations. This way, Gmail gains a cleaner look, and jumping to a specific section in any of the apps provides a shortcut. The new design for Gmail is part of the new overall concept for the workspace suite, which also includes Google Sheets and Google Docs.

Google announces improved Gmail search

New AI-supported functions such as improving Gmail search are also part of the concept. With a tool for machine learning, the search should find topics related to the search of the users more easily in the future. This includes not only files and email content, but also contacts. For example, contacts that users interact with frequently appear higher in search results.

With just a few clicks to the old design

The new Gmail design should be delivered to all users of the e-mail application in the next few days. If you don’t like the new look, you can switch back to the old view with just a few clicks. To do this, users go to “Settings” and select the “Return to original Gmail view” function under “Quick settings”. After reloading, the old design is restored.


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