Big Gmail UPDATE! Google is rolling out new User Interface; Know how to get it | How-to

Big Gmail UPDATE! Google is rolling out new User Interface; Know how to get it

Google has rolled out a new Gmail user interface. Know how you can get it.

| Updated on: Aug 16 2022, 16:42 IST
Beware! Your Gmail email can be hacked with just one click!
1/6 In this hack, attackers use emails to send malware to your devices. This malware is known as ‘Vidar’, which looks like a simple text file, and is being used to steal people’s sensitive information. (REUTERS)
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2/6 According to Trustwave senior security researcher Diana Lopera, hackers send an email containing a single attachment named ‘request.doc’. The hackers are using file formats to disguise the malware that generally do not raise suspicion, such as ISO and Microsoft Compiled HTML Help files, which are basically help documents for Microsoft. (REUTERS)
3/6 Once you click on the file, it attaches onto your computer and it is able to steal your data from various browsers and applications. The primary motive of these attacks is to steal your financial login credentials as well as login credentials of your social media applications. (REUTERS)
4/6 Although the malware is very malicious, it is relatively easy to avoid and there are various ways to avoid it. You should have anti-virus and anti-malware software installed on your device at all times. (Pixabay)
5/6 The best possible way to evade such Gmail email hacks is not to open mails and attachments from strangers. If the source is recognizable, then it is recommended to double check and scan the attachment for any possible malware or virus. (REUTERS)
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6/6 Nowadays, Gmail automatically scans your attachments and notifies you in-case of detected malware. However, you should still be careful and immediately secure your computer and inform your bank in-case of any suspicious activities or transactions. (REUTERS)
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Get the new Google Gmail layout with new colors, menus, and navigation tools. (Pixabay)

Google is rolling out a new Gmail layout that has brought altered colors, refreshed menus and navigation tools, and a new model for interacting with other Google services.. The redesign is a part of a push toward a “unified Gmail,” that will simplify the way people move between web apps. Basically, Gmail has redesigned the left sidebar and changed the font. There's also a small functional changei.e, "search chips. " The new Gmail user interface (UI) will let users apply filters before searching for things like "Has attachment" and "From me" to get the exact result they're looking for.

The new layout is being brought to many users by default however, those who want to stick to the older Gmail layout have an opt-out option in the settings menu. The users who, for some reason, did not get this new Gmail layout automatically can go to the Gmail quick settings. Know how you can switch to the new Gmail UI if you haven't received it yet.

How to switch to the new Gmail UI?

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

If you haven’t automatically switched over to the new UI yet, head to the Gmail main page and open the quick settings on the top right. 

Step 2:

Once you click on it, you will see a shortcut to bring a new layout to your Gmail available on the top of the mini settings menu that pops up below. 

Step 3:

Click on the toggle and Gmail will restart your tab to bring the new layout.

If you have already got the new Gmail UI but don't like it then you can switch to the old one as well. All you need to do is head back to the quick settings button on Gmail and tap on the tab to switch back to the old one available there to go back to the old layout.

Google product manager Neena Kamath has said that the new changes will allow users to switch between email, video calls, chat and collaboration at ease. “We increasingly see Gmail as a central point for people to manage communication in their daily lives,” said a Google spokesperson.

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First Published Date: 16 Aug, 16:41 IST