Thursday, July 28, 2022 09:12 PM
Google has announced that a refresh of the Gmail interface will be available to all users. The rework brings Meet, Chat, and Spaces together as part of the overall experience and includes elements of Google’s Material Design.
It doesn’t stop there and he says that later this year, we’ll see improvements to Gmail for tablet users, better emoji support and more accessibility features among other upgrades.
If you use Gmail for work it may already be rolled out to your account, for those who can’t stand the change, you can opt out and go back to the old look at least for now.
If you don’t have chat enabled, you will still get the new look, but only in Gmail view by default, and if you don’t use some or any of these apps, you can disable or enable them from the quick settings menu according to The Verge website.
If you ever want to come back, it’s very easy to follow Google’s instructions:
At the top left click on Settings.
Under Quick settings, tap Go back to the original Gmail view.
In the new window click on Reload.
The updated user interface moves the Mail, Meet, Spaces, and Chat buttons to a single menu at the top of the right bar instead of showing multiple chats from each one in the list.
It’s still easy to access without everything on the screen at once, and you can quickly jump to a conversation in any section, where a menu will appear when you hover over its icon.
The changes are part of Google’s new comprehensive approach to Workspace (including Documents, Sheets, etc.) which is supposed to provide a more standardized style and new AI-powered features like the just-announced Gmail search improvements.
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