The new Gmail for iOS is completely white, new design rolling out now

The new Gmail for iOS is completely white, new design rolling out now
Google revealed last month that its Gmail will “suffer” a major redesign that's meant to bring the Material Theme in front and center of its mobile app. Less than a week ago, the Google Material Theme arrived for Android users, but iOS users were left wondering when exactly their promised will be available for download.

Well, if you're using an iPhone or iPad, you'll be happy to know that Google is now rolling out the highly-anticipated Google Material Theme update to everyone using Gmail for iOS. The update hasn't been marked on the App Store since this is a server-side update, so you'll automatically get it on your device at some point in the next few days.

The first thing you'll notice is that Gmail is now … brighter. Gone are the red accents that have been the symbol of Gmail for so many years, now replaced by a white color. Since the app adopts the new Material Theme design, the icons have been changed and there's a new hamburger icon that gives you access to the navigation drawer, 9to5google reports.

The first time you open Gmail after it's been updated, you'll be asked to select between three views: Default, Comfortable, and Compact. One other thing that will clearly stand out is the bottom side where you'll notice the four-colored FAB, which you tap to write a new email.

Thanks to the white-colored design, it will be easier to spot various labels in your Inbox. On the other hand, the app looks disturbingly bright in low-light conditions.

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7 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

very nice.

2. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Would still.be nice to have to portion for a darker mode.

3. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Not bad.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Of course, the whiter it is, the better for ad click performance.

5. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

The text is still TOO SMALL to read c'mon G have an option to increase the text size in the app.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1827; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Google: We use AMOLED screens in our devices to help save you battery life. Also, we designed our entire interface in white, so you can't save any battery life.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Eyes burning on Android or iPad no matter if it's LCD or Amoled. Sensible contrast would be much appreciated.

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