Gmail's Mobile App Starts Receiving Material Theme Redesign, No Dark Mode in Sight

Gmail had already received a major redesign on the Web in April last year, and it seems like the company is now bringing a reflection of exactly the identical user interface to its mobile programs for Android and iOS. Google says the update will be rolled out to users in the coming few weeks. The new design brings some new features to Gmail’s mobile program but doesn’t include all the features which were released together with the internet redesign. Alas, the company did not include a dark mode.

Gmail’s new design relies on the Material Theme (formerly called Material Design terminology ). There are a couple of noticeable changes and probably the biggest of them all is the lack of the big red bar on top. Overall, the app now looks quite cleaner with a great deal of white-space. Notably, though, there is a no dark mode – something which can insect smartphone users. Google had back in November advocated app developers begin deploying dark modes for reasons that included saving battery life on Android apparatus, so it is surprising the company chose to jump it out. Especially, it attracted both dark style and Material Theme to its Android Messages in its redesign this past year.

The fresh design does not really bring in a lot of new capabilities. The total functionality still remains the same. The red compose button has been replaced with a gradient-based and icon. It’s now a lot easier to switch accounts together with your profile image in the top – before you had to use the sidebar menu. Google says this will make it simpler for consumers to switch between their personal and work email accounts.

Some of the features that have made it from the internet version to Gmail’s mobile program comprise attachment previews. These can be found under the messages, making it easier to preview and download attachments with e-mails. Users may also pick between’Compact’ and’Cozy’ view aside from the default perspective on the mobile apps. Google says it will also function big red warnings for mails that may seem’phish-y’.

Google states the revamped Gmail mobile apps on Android and iOS will probably be rolled out to everybody in the forthcoming weeks. Thus Far, the company has rolled out its own Material Theme layout on Docs, Calendar, Drive, and Sites on the Web.


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