Your Gmail has been redesigned while bringing Google Meet, chat, and spaces together in one place. Know how it will work.
Your Gmail inbox just got a massive makeover! Over the past 18 years, Gmail has rolled out new features and updates to help people stay connected. In recent years, the pace of rolling out updates has increased, especially after the Covid pandemic. In the latest development, Google introduced a revamped interface for Gmail users that brings Google Meet, Google Chat, and Spaces all under one roof. The latest update to Gmail includes elements from Google’s Material Design 3. Google had already announced this integrated display in January 2022.
Google’s redesign of Gmail was revealed via a blog post, which read: “During the pandemic, we have seen a further evolution as tens of millions of people around the world started switching between email, messaging, group chat and video calling as part of managing their daily lives. To help people stay connected, we bring Gmail, Chat, Spaces and Meet together in one unified view.” That’s not all! Google also announced that you’ll soon see new improvements to Gmail for tablet users, as well as better emoji support and more accessibility features.
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When can you access the new integrated Gmail view? Actually, it has already started rolling out to all Gmail users who have Chat enabled. You’ll see an uncluttered, streamlined way to switch between apps that you can customize based on what works best for you.
Access the new integrated view in Gmail
Google mentioned that by using Quick Settings in your Gmail, you can select certain apps from the left side of your window that you want to switch between. Plus, you’ll see separate sections for system labels such as Starred, Snoozed, Important, and Custom that you create. In addition, chats appear in conversation bubbles with snippets of incoming messages. You can also reply quickly here instead of opening the full message chats.
All you need to do is access the new visual configuration option in Settings to enable the new integrated view in the coming weeks.
If you didn’t like the new interface, you have the option to keep the existing Gmail layout.