Google is planning to launch a new Gmail design in the coming weeks. The new design includes some elements from Google’s Material Design along with a slew of new features that were originally introduced in Google’s Inbox.
Google is working on smart replies for Gmail on the web – a feature similar from mobile Gmail that provides quick reply suggestions to emails. There will also be a new snooze feature that will allow users to temporarily remove emails from inbox for a certain period of time, so you can avoid certain email threads until you’re ready to reply.
Snooze and Smart Reply are both currently part of Google’s Inbox app for Gmail, and both features are now making their way to Gmail on the web.
The new Gmail design will also come with a new sidebar which will be integrated with Google’s calendar, Keep note-taking app, or tasks side-by-side with your email messages. This sidebar redesign will make it easier to schedule meetings, or to see when you’re free when replying to an email.
According to Google there will be three new layouts to choose from, including a default view that highlights attachments like documents and photos, a comfortable view that doesn’t highlight attachments, and a compact view that increases the amount of messages you can see on a single page. The compact view is the most similar to the existing Gmail design, allowing existing users to keep a similar layout.
The company is planning to make this new design available to G Suite and Gmail users in the coming weeks. We believe Google will introduce these new features at the Google’s I/O developer conference that starts on May 8 in Mountain View, California.