It has just been twenty-four hours or so, that we informed our users that the Gmail web is going to witness a redesign. Well, although the official rollout will take time, TechCrunch managed to get hold of screenshots that show the new interface.
The website was given this heads up by a tipster who goes by the name of Chaim, and they got the authenticity of the screenshots checked out by a person who has apparently seen the new design. So, this is precisely what’s going to be on your computer screen shortly when you open Gmail web.
From the initial look, it appears to be mix and match between the inbox.google.com and the current Gmail interface aka that the one we are already using now. It’s a bliss that the minds behind this rejig didn’t do something entirely radical that would throw the users off guard.
Those who already use Gmail shouldn’t feel alien to the interface, which is an excellent thing considering the weird changes that you get to see in platforms these days.
Also, this design is more at home with the bunch of Google products all sporting material design. Those of us use Android are already comfortable with the color scheme, popups so it should ideally be a simple transition. Also, the swapping or text buttons with icons do help in getting rid of some of the clutter.
We do get to see some of the features that were promised; we can snooze emails by picking from “later today,” “tomorrow,” “this weekend,” “next weekend” or click on the “someday” for the complete customization.
Also, it’s one long overdue and is now confirmed by the screenshot that the Gmail web will have smart replies in the email threads. Just like the mobile version, it will show you a handful of suggestions that you can click, just below the last email.