Google Is Launching a New Version of Gmail
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Gmail for the web hasn’t had an update in quite a while. However, as is its style, Google has been busy beavering away in the background, and the fruits of its labors are almost ready for public consumption. So, expect a Material Design overhaul Craving Some Material Design? Download These Great Android Apps Craving Some Material Design? Download These Great Android Apps Android 5.0 Lollipop is here, but to get the full effect, you need apps that stay true to the Material Design philosophy. We can help you find the best of them. Read More soon.

Inviting G Suite Admins to the Gmail Party

Google has sent out an email to G Suite administrators pre-warning them a new version of Gmail is in the works. The redesign will be officially announced in the coming weeks, with G Suite customers invited to join an Early Adopter Program (EAP).

When the EAP arrives it will introduce “a new design for the Gmail web interface, as well as several new features”. Google is telling G Suite administrators about the changes first. However, the changes will also be made available to users with personal Gmail accounts.

Google lists the following features coming to Gmail:

  • A clean look for Gmail on the web.
  • Easy access to G Suite apps.
  • Smart Reply, just like on mobile.
  • The ability to “snooze” emails.
  • Native offline support.

According to TechCrunch, a reader has seen a Google employee testing the new design on public transport. He claims the new design looks like “a hybrid of Gmail and Inbox”. Whether that’s true or not it’s guaranteed to follow Google’s Material Design concept.

Google has promised to share more details on The Keyword and the G Suite Update blog when the EAP opens. We’ll be sure to keep our eyes firmly peeled to find out when the new web version of Gmail is going to be made available to ordinary Gmail users.

Making Gmail Look Like the Mobile Version

With most of us checking emails on our phones 5 Excellent Email Apps for Android, Compared 5 Excellent Email Apps for Android, Compared You probably use your smartphone for email, but switching to one of these apps could make that experience a lot better for you. Read More these days Google will want to make the web version look more like the mobile version. However, this redesign clearly goes beyond looks, with new features on the way for people who still check their Gmail on the web.

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  1. Doc
    April 13, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail. "—attributed to Abraham Maslow.

  2. AnnPer
    April 12, 2018 at 6:05 am

    After a perfectly clear and understandable gmail, some, probably young persons, at Google made a change, which will make a lot of users say thank you and goodbye, but still using their gmail address in another email software.

    Instead of remaking a whole software, it would be much better to add parts of the change(s) over a long time. That would be much more user friendly, as most users aren't computer pros!

  3. JerryJerryK
    April 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I understand there are different divisions working on different aspects at Google, but how about they finish up some of their other projects? Things like Google Voice, Hangouts (and Hangouts Dialer,) Duo, etc....so much of it has become disjointed. Their focus really should be on unifying their other products instead of trying to make a better mousetrap out of one of their current product lines.