It will soon be announcing an Early Adopter Program (EAP) for a new experience in Gmail.

Google set to launch new Gmail design with snooze feature offline support and more
Atom Tech Shorts Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:32
Written by  S. Mahadevan

Your Gmail might start looking different, with a new design about to be unveiled by Google. Though the tech giant has addressed a communication in this regard to the G Suite administration, The Verge reports that the the new look and feel of Gmail will be made available to personal Gmail account holders as well.

The new design won’t be any mere cosmetic exercise but will sport new functional features, which include Smart Reply (like the one on the mobile), an email snoozing feature where you can choose when the email reappears again and offline support.

Though not much details have been forthcoming from the company, observers link this move to the new design already unveiled in the Google Calendar app that saw new bright colors and modern icons and so on. There were several improvements made for business users where admins can add conference room details, include how large it is and what amenities it has. Users can also link spreadsheets, presentations and documents to their calendar to allow other attendees to look at them.

Something on similar lines can be expected to be done with the Gmail appearance as well.

The last effort made by Google to change Gmail’s interface was when it introduced the Inbox concept, though the web version has not changed in appearance even after that change in 2014.

It is likely that a kind of trial run may be conducted before making the new design universal. G Suite customers and the regular Gmail accounts may receive the updates and some of the compatibility aspects checked out and then the rollout may happen. These could take place very soon, possibly within the next few weeks, according to these sources.

Google had indeed acknowledged that such changes in Gmail are in the offing and that the company is working on it.