When Google decided to kill off popular mail client Inbox, which will be happening this coming March, it was also announced that some of Inbox features would be making it to the regular Gmail app. We’re not quite sure if this is going to satisfy Inbox users, or even past Gmail users, but this is the all-new Gmail design just announced by Google today.
For those who’ve recently being using Gmail on the Web, the redesign shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as, for the most part, it’s taking that Material Design look and feel, and bringing it to mobile devices, our only issue we can see from the get-go, it’s very … white. The redesign on the Web was also rather white, but at least on the Web you can change the Theme to a fully darker one, or even use a custom image, none of that seems apparent on the mobile version.
Today, we’re kicking off the year with a new look for Gmail on mobile, too. As part of the new design, you can quickly view attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through the conversation. It’s also easier to switch between personal and work accounts, so you can access all of your emails without breaking a sweat. And just like on the web, you’ll get big, red warnings to alert you when something looks phish-y.
Gmail will bring most of the machine learning features available on the Web, such as Smart Compose, or reply to messages using suggestions from Google’s Smart Reply, as well the ability to alert you about e-mails you should probably action.
What isn’t clear, just yet, naturally, is whether this will satisfy prior Inbox users.
What do you think of the new Gmail design, the update should be rolling out for Android devices, with iOS coming in the next “few weeks”, according to Google. We mainly just hope Google eventually fix the awkwardness of using multiple Accounts, i.e simply an All Account default.