Google is reportedly redesigning its email service so that you can continue sticking around. The changes will apply to the web interface of Gmail and will include a bunch of new features which align with Google’s idea of keeping it “fresh and clean”.
One of the biggest additions to Gmail will be the ability to snooze email. Think of it as snoozing a group conversation on a messaging service. It will allow you to disable notifications from a particular email thread. Other features will include Smart Reply, which is currently supported on the mobile version, and offline support.
According to The Verge, Google’s redesigned Gmail will be available in the coming weeks as an early access program for G Suite customers and personal Gmail accounts. The company will also be testing the Chrome extensions to ensure that the new redesign is compatible before a wider rollout.
In a statement to the publication, Google said, “We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase),” adding, “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.”
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One of the major updates to Gmail in the recent times has been the dedicated Inbox app. Recently, Google also introduced a new design for its Google Calendar with modern icons, colors, and cleaner event boxes. On the other hand, the company is also working on a redesign for its Chrome browser web interface to align with Material Design 2. It is expected to be rolled out sometime in September.