Google starts rolling out material design for Gmail


Search engine giant Google has announced that it is launching its Material user interface to its Gmail app on mobile. The update has come several months after Google gave its web app of the email service a whole new look. Apart from a brand new look, it also comes with enhancements to functionality that lets the users to find email attachments more efficiently.

Nikolus Ray, the Product manager at Gmail while talking about the new functionality said, “Today, we’re kicking off the year with a new look for Gmail on mobile, too. As part of the new design, you can quickly view attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through the conversation. It’s also easier to switch between personal and work accounts, so you can access all of your emails without breaking a sweat. And just like on the web, you’ll get big, red warnings to alert you when something looks phish-y.” Ever since mid of 2018, it was known that Google was planning to refresh the look of its products .

In the past few months the company has rolled out changes to various parts of the email service. The services which have received a new look in recent times include Gmail (web) , Calendar and Drive. More recently the services like Sites and Google Docs have also received updates. Later in 2019, Google is planning to introduce more for its G Suite mobile app.

Google in September 2018 had said that they want to take a more focused approach that will help them to bring the best email experience to everyone. The search engine further assured that they are planning to focus solely on Gmail and say good bye to Inbox by the email service by the end of March 2019. And since then, the company has been introducing a number of Inbox features across Gmail, on the web as well as on the app. Last week, Gmail also introduced a number of shortcut features on Gmail.

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