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New major Gmail redesign may be in testing right now

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New major Gmail redesign may be in testing right now
Just before we head into the world of the Microsoft Build developers conference, there is a bit of interesting news on the Google front. Some new pics are making the rounds that appear to show a fairly major Gmail redesign that may be in the works. The leaked screenshots come from Geek.com, which is claiming that there are big changes coming soon to Gmail.

As you can see from the screenshots below, the UI is taking on a much cleaner look. Gone are the subtle lines that separated each of the items in the hamburger menu, and the contact icons are no longer square. The icons are now circular for people, and simple designs for the various tabs. And, on that front, it looks like Gmail will soon be a new tabs to go along with Social, Updates, Promotions, and Forums, which will be: Travel, Finance, and Purchases. As you can also see, there is a new "pin" feature at the top of the screen, which will allow you to keep certain messages at the top of your Inbox. There is also a new "snooze" function, which will mark an item as read for a certain period of time, then it will revert to unread. 

These are all definitely interesting new features. We're most excited about the new auto-filter tabs, and the snooze function. What's got your interest peaked?


source: Geek.com

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:39 6

1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That looks awesome, I just wish they did a lot more to the awful desktop version.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:51 3

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Current gmail android app is already great looking and functional.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:53 4

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Uhm, I prefer the current design.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 11:04 1

4. boosook (Posts: 1009; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Tell me it's an april fool!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:22 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


April Fools was yesterday. Today is April 2, 2014.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:35

13. TechDork (Posts: 236; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Smart ass. Hahaha.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 14:42

15. boosook (Posts: 1009; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Ok. If this is real, I guess that this will be the way Android 5 will look, otherwise the app would just be too different from the rest of the OS, and the Android guidelines will undergo a major overhaul.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 11:59

5. datsyuk (Posts: 162; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Now I want Chipotle

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:23 1

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Burrito Bowls!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 12:12 1

6. hassoups (Posts: 345; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


well i'd be surprised if this was for android since it doesn't even follow the android guidelines like using the hamburger navigation icon at the top.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:12

9. aravindhanleo (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


It looks like htc one (m8) .... the sidebar labels like inbox,sent,drafts looks like being in a same design that used in htc settings menu .... the font is also same .... it looks like some tweak

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 13:18

10. XaErO (Posts: 150; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Finally, a Google app with some bright colors (unlike combination of White, Black & Grey color in almost all of their apps) ..

Loving it ..

Icons and buttons are looking pretty distinct !!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 15:49

11. jdot104 (Posts: 49; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Why would there be forums in Gmail?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 14:41

14. boosook (Posts: 1009; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Ever heard of google group? ;) It would be a nice feature.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 16:01

12. superduper (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


Yey, ads!

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 13:20

16. EmDzei (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


Still WHITE background. So many apps what Google have made are forced to white background. Why I am angry about it? Becouse I have AM OLED display and white burns the battery juice. There would be so easy solution: keep possibility to theme or just set background to black. Same in Google Play market, Translate, Maps etc. All apps what Google have made.

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