Tech & Science Google redesigning Gmail

07:31  13 april  2018
07:31  13 april  2018 Source:   9News.com.au

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This morning, Google released a redesigned Gmail app for iPhone with performance that’s gotten “a lot faster” in the company’s own words.

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Speculation across technology sites such as Tech Crunch and Android Authority, suggest one of Google’s most widely used products, the web version of Gmail, is due a major update.

“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," Google told 9Finance.

The new Gmail is reportedly set to look a lot more like the Gmail mobile app, with new additions potentially including a “snooze” feature, an automatically generated “smart reply” suggestions, which is already available in Google’s mobile email apps and the new design will enable a sidebar of plugins, giving users easy access to other Google apps like Calendar.

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Nevertheless, if Google is working on redesigning Gmail , we just hope Google 's paid some attention to its woefully inadequate contact manager.

Google ’s Gmail 5.0 for Android isn’t available just yet, but expect to see it arrive in the coming weeks alongside Android Lollipop.

Android Authority reports that people who pay for Google’s suite of services, called GSuite, were contacted to see if they wanted to participate in a program to preview upcoming changes, including the redesign for Gmail.

The last time Google overhauled Gmail’s web look was in 2011.

Then they opted for a spaced-out, cleaner design and like most redesigns, it drew mixed reactions with many users missing Gmail’s original look.

Google is set to host its annual developers conference on May 8 which is when it often unveils new software and services.

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