Gmail’s online navigation will be updated this summer; and the Android’s Gmail app is getting a Material You makeover.
16/9/18: Version 2021.08.24.396045863 of Gmail’s Material You redesign is rolling out tonight. It’s on Google Play for Android 10 and older phones.
Update your widget; too. The compose button in the top-right corner is now an FAB. It follows Dynamic Color theming on Android 12; but is blue on older editions.
9/5/18: Content Version 2021.08.24.394054613 of Gmail for Android is being redesigned; not 2021.08.24.394054657.
This makeover isn’t in the newest Gmail release; but the one before. Installing 13 regularly gives a fresh appearance. It works on Android 11 with blue colours instead of Dynamic Color.
Disable the new look?
The new Gmail design is supposed to boost productivity, but not everyone likes it. Here’s how to return to basic Gmail. Gmail Settings > Customize. Click “Return to original view” in the menu. Quick Settings lets you customise the sidebar panel and main window content density. As previously, font options are available. The ability to restore to the traditional look is clearly accessible right now, although it may be transitory when the change rolls out internationally.
Gmail now integrates Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet. Each app’s primary menu collapses. The collapsible panel is always visible. To:
- Apps: Choose a programme.
- Icon preview Iconize.
- Show/hide the collapsible panel. Show or hide main menu at top left.
- Customize app menus:
- Right-click Settings. Quick settings appear.
- Customize “Apps in Gmail“
- Choose Gmail applications.