Old Gmail Design Now Being Phased Out By Google


The company originally launched an Early Adopter Program for the new Gmail redesign, which updates the service's look with a more modern Material Design appearance. Once those four weeks are up, G Suite users will no longer have the ability to switch back and forth between the new and old designs. Individual users can choose to activate it themselves, and companies using G Suite (Google's set of apps for businesses) can decide whether to let their employees upgrade, or force them to stick with the classic design.

Twelve weeks after the general availability rollout (so at some point in October), Google will remove the opt-out option.

The new Gmail redesign, love it or hate it, will eventually be the default look for all users.

At the moment, the new Gmail is entirely optional.

Wait approximately four weeks until their users are allowed to opt in to the new Gmail. It also comes with new features such as email snoozing, nudging, and a new security feature called confidential mode, which allows a user to attach an expiry date to a sensitive email or revoke it entirely. If you're interested in checking it out before July's general availability launch, just head over to Gmail on your computer, click Settings in the top right corner, then select "Try the new Gmail".

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The update will also see Google update the design of Gmail for the first time in more than a decade.

Google now doesn't mandate that users move over to the new design.

As Google explains, anyone can opt in to the new design at the moment. According to Gmail, more details surrounding the transition will be announced. This will open the Google Admin console.

There's no word, though, on whether these changes will apply to regular users of Gmail.