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Gmail on desktop gets a minor change in icon styles, comes in sync with Android app

According to the report, the change in icon is only for the ones that are there in the sidebar folder navigation and the actions listed at the top of an email.

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Some might have noticed it lately, Gmail on desktop got a minor tweak recently. It's icons have a tad-bit different look that makes it appear more in sync with the ones seen in the Gmail app.

As spotted by Androidpolice, this minor change in the icon is in a handful of spots and is not live for everyone yet.

According to the report, the change in icon is only for the ones that are there in the sidebar folder navigation and the actions listed at the top of an email. It's worth mentioning that the new icon replaces the older ones filled in grey icons. The new ones are a slightly darker outlined version. However, the design, more or less stays the same.

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Above - Old icons, Below - New icons.
Above - Old icons, Below - New icons. (Android Police)

Some might have noticed it lately, Gmail on desktop got a minor tweak recently. It's icons have a tad-bit different look that makes it appear more in sync with the ones seen in the Gmail app.

As spotted by Androidpolice, this minor change in the icon is in a handful of spots and is not live for everyone yet.

According to the report, the change in icon is only for the ones that are there in the sidebar folder navigation and the actions listed at the top of an email. It's worth mentioning that the new icon replaces the older ones filled in grey icons. The new ones are a slightly darker outlined version. However, the design, more or less stays the same.

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Also read: Google drops a major hint on Android 12 arrival, may drop first beta this month itself

The report adds that this change not only brings the Gmail desktop version in line with the Android version, but also matches the changes that Google rolled out to Android and other apps as well in the last few years

It is being speculated that this minor change can be a part of a limited test before it rolls out to billions of users around the world. We can also expect these minor changes in icons rolling out widely in the near future. It might also reach out to the masses by the time Google brings Android 12 to everyone or holds the Google IO developer conference.

The firm seems to have already dropped a major hint regarding the arrival of Android 12 by updating the Feedback app that is meant to let developers and beta testers send feedback easily. Updating the app in February seems understandable since last year too Google dropped the first beta of Android 11 in the same month.

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