According to Google, “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.”
Google has been slowly rolling out changes to its various apps and services to give it a new look in line with the Material Theme. It wasn’t too long ago that apps part of Google’s Gsuite were also updated with a new look. This new look will make the app look “brighter” thanks to more use of white.
We have to say that it does look cleaner, although the change is a little ironic given that Google had previously acknowledged that dark mode does help conserve battery life, so we imagine that this glaring white finish is probably not going to do battery life any favors.