Gmail changes the game with their makeover
It was recently announced that Gmail has undergone a major makeover that will roll out to all users in the coming days. The new design leans toward a minimalistic design with streamlined functionality. One of the new features is how email conversation appears- it is more intuitive and in better order, but there is a catch- each email in the chain features a small profile picture next to the sender’s name.
Just as profile pictures are helpful in social networks to allow people you are communicating with to get a better idea of who you are, adding a profile picture associated with your Gmail account puts you one step closer to making eye contact with the person you are emailing with.
A preview of Gmail’s makeover
Given the new conversation feature of email and its appearance, if you’ve been avoiding adding a profile picture to your Google account (most easily done through your Google+ profile even if you’re not planning on using the social network), it would behoove you to do so as we are noticing many blank faces in our email inbox.