Your Gmail got a new design while bringing Google Meet, chat, and spaces in one place. Know how it will work.
Your Gmail inbox just got a huge makeover! Over the last 18 years, Gmail has been rolling out new features and updates to help people stay connected. Over the last few years, the pace of rolling out updates has increased, especially after the Covid pandemic. In the latest development, Google introduced a refreshed interface for Gmail users which pulls Google Meet, Google Chat, and Spaces all together under one roof. The latest update to Gmail includes elements from Google’s Material Design 3. Google had announced this integrated view back in January 2022.
Google redesign of Gmail was revealed through a blog post, which said, “During the pandemic, we’ve seen a further evolution as tens of millions of people around the world started to move between email, messaging, group chat, and video calls as a part of managing their daily lives. To help people stay connected, we’re bringing together Gmail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet in a single, unified view.” That’s not all! Google also announced that you will see new improvements to Gmail for tablet users along with better emoji support, and more accessibility features soon.
Also read: You can change your name on Google Meet; know in simple steps here
When can you access the new Gmail integrated view? Actually, it has already started rolling out to all Gmail users who have turned on Chat. You’ll see a clean, streamlined way to move between apps that you can customize based on what works best for you.
How to access the new integrated view in Gmail
Google mentioned that by using Quick Settings in your Gmail, you can select particular apps that you would like to toggle between on the left side of your window. Moreover, you will see separate sections for system labels such as Starred, Snoozed, Important and Custom that you make according to yourself. Besides that, chats will appear in conversation bubbles with snippets of incoming messages. You can also quickly reply here instead of opening the full message chats.
All you need to do is to access the new visual configuration option in Settings to enable the new integrated view over the next few weeks.
In case you didn’t like the new interface, you will have the option to keep the existing Gmail layout.