Gmail Redesign Merge Functions Into A Single Layout – CNET


Google plans to launch Gmail’s redesign in spring 2022.

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Google‘s ubiquitous email service is undergoing a makeover that merges several functions into one layout. Gmail — which boasts more than 1 billion users — will not only have a new look come spring, but also a fresh way use Google Workspace apps while browsing your email box. Gmail’s refresh will be “making it easy to move between critical applications like Gmail, Chat, and Meet in one unified location,” the company said in a blog post.

Google has already begun rolling out the update for personal and domain users in February, and the change will reach all Gmail users in April. You can expect to see notification bubbles for chats and spaces, and you’ll be able to reply to those messages in a full pop-up window. Google apps will be accessible in a collapsible menu whether the pane is open or closed. Additionally, you’ll no longer have to click multiple tabs or open new windows to join meetings or use other features.

Though this will become the default user view in April, for a limited time, you can opt out and revert back to the classic Gmail experience. By June, you won’t be able to opt out of the new layout as it will become the standard for all users. The change affects Gmail users with personal and business accounts with the exception of Google Workspace Essentials customers.

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