New major Gmail redesign may be in testing right now

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, 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?




16. EmDzei

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

12. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Yey, ads!

11. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Why would there be forums in Gmail?

14. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

10. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 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 !!

9. aravindhanleo

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 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

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

5. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Now I want Chipotle

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Burrito Bowls!

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Tell me it's an april fool!

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

13. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

Smart ass. Hahaha.

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Uhm, I prefer the current design.

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Current gmail android app is already great looking and functional.

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

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