Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Gmail mobile redesign brings features from web to iOS and Android

Gmail mobile redesign brings features from web to iOS and Android

Google says the revamped Gmail mobile apps on Android and iOS will be rolled out to everyone in the coming weeks. Since then Google had gradually adapted to their new theme for its services' web and as well as mobile app versions. "We've already updated the web experiences for Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and most recently Google Docs and Sites". The rollout began on Android today and will hit iOS in the coming weeks. While design is important, functionality is where it's at, and this new Gmail seems to be borrowing some handy features from its web-based counterpart.

Gmail's the latest of Google's apps to be brought into line with the company's updated Material Design Theme.

In announcing the update on Google's Keyword blog, Gmail's product manager Nikolus Ray also called out Smart Compose, Smart Reply and "nudge" reminders but didn't explicitly state that they're bringing these features into the app yet. The font on the overall Gmail app has also been replaced with Google Sans, which admittedly looks best.

The new redesign gets rid of the prominent red banner on the top, which has been on Gmail for a while now. By tapping your account icon, you can switch between your various Google accounts without having to open the slide-out menu first, which is a nice little touch for people who access both their personal and work emails within the same app.

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We have found that the new Gmail redesign looks appealing with much cleaner interface (mostly white) and colorful as well.

Default spaces things out a fair bit and adds small buttons to directly view attachments in an email, while the comfortable view makes the app look more like the old Gmail app.

The other big change has to do with how Gmail now handles attachments. What do you think of Gmail's new look on mobile?

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