Today, Google is going to roll out new re-design for its Gmail mobile app. On Tuesday Google said that it will apply the ‘Material Theme’ to its mobile app as well, so that it looks more like the desktop web version. The update is for android devices, meaning Gmail app for smartphones and tablets. After the update it will look much cleaner and modern than before.
But the change in design is not just in the looks department, there are also a few new features which were previously present just in the desktop web version. Now it will have prominent white colour and the red top bar and the red trims will be removed completely.
Like on the desktop version you can change and choose from the default view or the comfortable and compact view of Gmail. The default view will have a good amount of white and also the same attachment pin under the mail preview, while the compact view removes spaces between messages to show you more emails on the screen.
The account switcher will also have changed places now. It is integrated with the search bar, so switching between work and personal accounts is easier than before. Also, users can open the attachment of the mail without opening the mail itself. And if there is any suspicious looking mail or infectious mail with attachments you will see a red bar on it just like you see on the desktop web version. The floating action button still rests on the lower right side of the screen, but it has been changed to look like that on the web version.
New year, new look. Learn more about our updated design, including features to quickly view attachments and easily switch between personal and work accounts → https://t.co/bt10EUVutd pic.twitter.com/nR2d7DQ8cx
— Gmail (@gmail) January 29, 2019
After the Gmail design update other Google mobile apps like Drive, Docs, Site, Calendar will follow suite. This redesign is Google’s effort to make all their apps look and feel similar. There might be some new features and a new theme added to the mix. These may look and feel new, but it still is the same old and trusty Gmail we were using before. And yes, it still works and acts like before too. Google had said that the update will have a ‘gradual rollout’ and the update will be available on Android from today and in the coming weeks it will push out the update to iOS as well.