Gmail gets a new design. From now on the e-mail program looks more like other Google apps. Among other things, the font and the presentation has been modified.
Gmail Material update: New Look
Google is working to provide all its apps with a minimalistic design, which is also called ‘Material Theme‘. After the Google Assistant, Calculator and Maps got a new coat of paint, it’s now Gmail’s turn. The update for the e-mail app is rolling out immediately and these are the changes.
In general, Gmail will look as you are used to. The most remarkable change is that the bar at the top is not red, but transparent. In addition, the font has changed and you will find more space between the e-mails. This makes the app look more relaxed and more in line with Google’s house style.
From now on you can change accounts by clicking on the picture at the top right. Nothing else changes on the layout of the menu on the left. You can still filter e-mails, retrieve deleted messages and open the spam folder.
In addition, you can customize Gmail more by changing the layout. You can now choose from three views: standard, comfortable and compact. When you choose to be comfortable, the whitespace between messages increases, so fewer e-mails fit on your screen but it looks calmer.
In a compact view, everything creeps closer together, giving you more overview. From now on you can also tap attachments directly into e-mails. For example, if you want to print a document, you do not have to open the message first. The update will now roll out for all Android phones. It may take a few days to a week for your Gmail app to update.
Tip: do you want to get started with the new Gmail design? You can download the update manually as an APK file via this link.