Google to launch a redesigned version of Gmail

Although no release date has been set as yet, the new features are expected in coming weeks.

Aside from appearance, Google is implementing smart replies for Gmail on the web. Since then, Google has confirmed to TNW a redesign is on the way. The new features will be made available to regular G Suite users as well its paid customers as part of an early adopter program in a few weeks time. The new look for Gmail will also come with several new features, but there were no screenshots on what exactly Google will change with the email service's design. It also adds a new snooze feature that lets you hide emails for a period of time, so you can reply to the email once you're ready to.

The report further suggests that the Confidential Mode is said to allow the users to send self-destructing emails which can be set to prevent the recipient from downloading, forwarding, printing or even copying email content. With the next update, users will soon be greeted with Google Calendar directly on their Gmail web.

The company, however, is not revealing what the new Gmail design will look like.

The Gmail redesign gives users three layouts to choose from: a compact view that most resembles its current look; a "comfortable" view; and a default view that brings additional attention to photos and documents that are attached to emails. Obviously, this new function will be appreciated by a particular group of businesses and users.

Google says that all a user needs to do is to select the face of the person in the video they want to hear.

Moreover, there will be an option for setting an expiration date on sent emails.

New "fresh and clean" in the words of the company, interface.Simplified access to applications such as Google Calendar, from your email interface.

'We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can't share anything yet-archive this for now, and we'll let you know when it's time to hit send'.

Google will hold this year's I/O developer conference from May 8 to May 10. Since 2006, Google has started offering a Java-based app of Gmail for mobile phones.

  • Carolyn Briggs