Screenshots of the actual revamped Gmail web interface have surfaced.
Yesterday, word has spread that Google is redesigning the Gmail web interface. And although the tech giant confirmed the news, they refused to give further details.
However, despite keeping the info under wraps, news agencies were able to get a hold of some juicy details. These include new features like offline support, Smart Reply and the ability to snooze emails.
Today, TechCrunch was able to acquire screenshots of the supposedly “fresh and clean” look that Google is going for.
As you can see from the image above, Google didn’t really alter anything major in terms of looks. It did however, manage to achieve a more modern feel. The text buttons have been replaced with icons and this helps make it look cleaner and less cluttered.
The image also shows the snooze feature that we heard about yesterday. Apparently, users can choose to snooze emails and have it seen “later today”, “tomorrow”, “this weekend”, “next week” or “someday”.
The revamped Gmail now features an expandable sidebar to the right which allows users to load widgets of other apps. Google Calendar, Keep (note-taking app) and Tasks are opened by default. This would be a very useful feature as you can use the apps side by side while composing/replying to an email.
Streak co-founder Aleem Mawani also told TechCrunch that popular Gmail extensions, such as Clearbit, Streak and Dropbox, will all be compatible with the new design.
Google is rolling out the new design in the “next coming weeks”.