If a new report is to be believed, Google is going to introduce a design revamp for Gmail on the web in the near future. An email the company has sent to G Suite administrators has surfaced online in which the company has revealed that its new design for Gmail on the web is going to bring some new features that will also be rolled out for regular Gmail accounts. So even though it informed G Suite administrators of these changes, the “several new features” will be headed to any and all Gmail users as well.
According to the email, the new design for the Gmail web interface is going to bring a “fresh, clean look” with some new features such as Smart Reply, offline support, and the ability to snooze emails.
What the company hasn’t revealed in its email is that precisely what the new design is going to look like. It has merely talked about the new features that it will bring to Gmail on the web. Given that the most recent redesign for Google Calendar made the web version look more like the mobile app, it’s reasonable to assume that Gmail on the web is going to get similar treatment as well.
The new design is going to be rolled out to G Suite customers and personal Gmail account holders in the coming weeks as part of an early access program before being widely rolled out to all users.
Update: Google has confirmed the redesign. A spokesperson for the company provided the following statement:
“We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase). 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.”