Gmail is about to get a major redesign – here’s what to expect

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Google is about to update the design of Gmail, according to a new report.

It seems Google has been busy beavering away in the background and plans to release a fresh new update with a Material Design overhaul very soon.

Google this week sent out emails to G-Suite administrators informing them that a new version of Gmail is on the horizon.

The planned redesign and upgrade will be officially announced in the coming weeks. G Suite customers will be the first to get their hands on the new update by joining the Early Adopter Program (EAP).

When the EAP is finally made available it will introduce “a new design for the Gmail web interface, as well as several new features”.

G-Suite administrators will be told first by Google about the new changes, however, users with personal Gmail accounts will also be informed of what’s on offer.

Google has revealed the following features to be included in the upgrade, which include a cleaner look, access to G-Suite apps, snooze emails and smart reply which is available on the mobile version of Gmail.

One source claimed to have seen a Google employee testing the new layout on public transport. The source said the new layout looks like a combination of both Gmail and Inbox, whether this is true remains to be seen but the update will be sure to follow the Google material design aesthetic.

Most of us check emails on the go using our mobile devices, with this in mind Google will want to make the web version look and work similarly to the mobile version.

Meanwhile, Android Authority has posted screenshots of an early version of the new Gmail design which is being tested by Google.

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