Back in April, screenshots of an alleged Gmail redesign were leaked. It seemed to be in line with some of the other redesigns we’ve seen, and also appears to be in line with the design language of Project Hera, a project that Google has been rumored to be working on. However it seems that newly leaked photos of the app seems to suggest otherwise.
The photos come from Yoel Kaseb, the same person who leaked the Google+ redesign which turned out to be true, so perhaps his leak could be pretty credible as well. However like we said, his photos look very different from the ones we saw earlier. We’re not sure why that is – it could be that one of the photos is showing off an older build.
The redesigned Gmail app, however, is in line with the redesigned Google+ app. This means that Google has abandoned the idea of the hamburger menu in favor of a dropdown, and there also appears to be a huge plus sign at the bottom that allows users to compose new messages, which seems to be similar to what we saw before.
In any case perhaps Google is experimenting with different looks, which could explain the discrepancies, but hopefully we will be able to find out more soon as Google I/O will be taking place towards the end of June, so check back with us then for the details.