Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Social Media

Google continues to unleash their designers, Gmail makeover now public

The new Gmail

On the heels of Google Reader’s redesign is Gmail’s makeover in an overall effort to streamline and make consistent all Google products’ design and functions. This summer, the new Gmail began testing in private invitation-only beta and over the next few days, users will be able to switch to the new look by clicking on “Switch to the new look” when it appears in the bottom right of Gmail (not all users can see it yet).

The video above outlines the new look and the new features and we are enthusiastic about the changes as they help users do away with the piecemeal hacks and third party apps that users have resorted to over the year. Now, conversations feature profile pictures and are more streamlined and nest in a more intuitive manner. There are new HD themes available (that honestly remind us of Bing.com), and “elastic density” which allows the elements of Gmail to adjust according to the size of the device being used, given the rise of larger smartphones and tablets as well as reliance upon diverse devices.

Navigation is now flexible and adjustable so users can customize their Gmail better, and search is drastically improved (so that now we don’t have to use a string of trick commands like “in:inbox is:unread” to get what we need). Gmail finally has the search capability intuition of Google and it’s about time.

These changes will surely upset some as the Google Reader changes have, but it strikes us immediately that the changes lean toward minimalistic design and focuses on being able to access Gmail from any device. The navigation and features are updated to adhere to a more modern set of standards, but change is difficult and will result in mixed reviews.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Keep a look out for the “Switch to the new look” link at the bottom right of Gmail, coming soon to an inbox near you.

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

12 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

The
American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.

Advertisement

Trending

KEEP READING!

Tech News

Reading handwritten medical notes from the doctor is seemingly impossible, but Google is looking into assistive technology to help.

Business News

Everyone and their mother (well, many not all mothers as AI is a foreign concept still) has heard of ChatGPT. Could it take over...

Business Entrepreneur

Scammers are infiltrating Google My Business profiles, charging for them vs their usual fee-free guarantee. Google is taking legal action.

Business News

Google joins the tech titans of the industry by laying off thousands of employees, however, stating it is based on performance.

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.