Google unveiled its new Gmail design on the 25th of April 2018, which features a modern and clean look.

Google unveiled its new Gmail design on the 25th of April 2018, which features a modern and clean look.

  • Friday, 27 April 2018
  • Jeanette du Toit

Google unveiled a new Gmail design this week, overhauling its free email service with new features and a fresh look. Beyond the new design, smart replies, and email snooze features that regular Gmail users will enjoy, Google is adding in some smart business-focused features designed to improve productivity, security, and manage the sharing of emails.

According to a press release from Google, the newest version of Gmail features improvements aimed at three categories:

  • making the program smarter,
  • making the program easier to use,
  • and making the program more secure.

Two of the highlights of the newest version includes:

  • a mobile-only feature alerts you when you need to respond to an email by learning from which emails you respond to the most or contacts you correspond with most often, and "nudging," which will proactively remind you to respond to emails.
  • The mobile app can now also identify which emails are a priority and only alert you when they are received — an improvement that will reportedly reduce alert notifications by as much as 97 percent, according to Google.

How to enable your new Gmail right now?

Head over to your Gmail account on the web, click the gear icon on the top-right of their Gmail page, and selecting “Try the new Gmail”.

gmail new

New Features

The update also brings several security features like confidential mode, which allows you to add two-factor authentication and/or set expiration dates for individual emails. Phishing alerts are also now highlighted in a much clearer way, with bold red boxes that are harder to overlook. There’s also a new Tasks integration to make your to-do lists easier to manage alongside your emails.

The company said its recently-introduced protections in Gmail have helped block 99.9% of business email compromise threats, and the new Gmail has added to this with a “confidential mode”.

This lets users protect sensitive content in emails by creating expiration dates, revoking sent messages, and adding additional authentication via text message to view an email.

G Mail old look

Above Image:  Old G-mail "look"

G Mail New Look

Above Image:  New G-Mail "look"

New Gmail Add-ons

The new Gmail features (in the image below) a taskbar on the top-right by default, which hosts Keep for notes, Tasks – which lets you create tasks – and Calendar.

There is also an option to get more add-ons, with a link to the G Suite Marketplace.

g mail add ons

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