June 20, 2021
new Gmail launch

The Much-Anticipated Gmail Redesign for the Web is Now Live

The new Gmail launch begins its worldwide debut today, complete with a fresh redesign, and plenty of helpful user features…

Just a couple of weeks ago, we learned a new version of Gmail for the web would soon be available. Today, it begins its gradual global rollout to all of its 1.4 billion users. (Which means not everyone will see it immediately and it’s coming as an opt-in at this time.)

New Gmail Launch Starts Global Rollout Today

The new Gmail redesign borrows heavily from Inbox by Gmail. It sports a sleek new look, with categories in a left side column. And, it has a collapsable right side column with Google Calendar and Google Keep integrations. Users can easily archive, delete, mark as read, or snooze email with a simple click:

Gmail tools
Credit: Google

For important communications, Google will “Nudge” recipients with quick, conspicuous reminders:

Gmail nudge
Credit: Google

The Smart Reply tool is also part of the new Gmail launch. It helps recipients message faster by suggesting replies based on conversation context:

Gmail Smart Reply
Credit: Google

Gmail security is more powerful than ever. Google states it’s significantly increased its investment into combating spam, phishing, and other dangers:

Gmail security
Credit: Google

Finally, a new “Confidential Mode” comes to the email web client. It allow users to place restrictions on email:

Gmail Confidential Mode
Credit: Google

To regular Inbox by Gmail users, most of these are quite familiar. Google states it isn’t ditching Inbox but that platform will now serve as a testbed.

How to Enable the New Gmail Interface for the Web

The new Gmail launch is slowing making its way to users across the globe. To enable it, simply login and then click the gear icon in the upper right. Select the first option to launch the new Gmail interface. Or, request the G Suite administrator to switch it on in the dashboard.

(Please note, it will take some time before everyone can access it.)

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