Your Gmail inbox set to change; Get Google Meet, Chat, mail this way; know how to enable it
Gmail inbox's new look has started rolling out to users. Here’s how to enable it.
Two weeks ago, Google had announced that the Gmail inbox look will be changed in a significant manner. Google dubbed it as the “new integrated view” and it has now begun the rolling the changes out for the first time to Gmail users. In effect it will bring Google apps like Google Meet, Chat and mail in one convenient place. Google confirmed the update in a blog post, which said, "Rollout to Rapid Release domains and users with personal Google Accounts has begun.” The new redesign will integrate the Google apps at one place and will reduce the need to switch between various applications, windows, or tabs. The goal behind the redesign of Gmail is to integrate all of Google's productivity tools together in one place, which is Gmail in this case. The update will bring Gmail to look a bit similar to competitors such as Slack and Microsoft Teams. However, you need to note that the feature has been already available since last year but only to paying users of Google Workspace. But now Gmail redesign tool will be free and expanded to all Gmail users. Now from February 11 onwards, Gmail users can opt-in to test the new Gmail redesign toll to try it out. If you don't like it, you can revert back to the classic look too. Though, you will need to follow a few steps to enable the integrated view of Gmail. Here's how:
Step 1: In your Gmail account, at the top right corner click on Settings.
Step 2: Then under “Quick settings,” tap on ‘Try out the new Gmail view'.
Step 3: After that in the new window, click on Reload.
What will change under Gmail redesign
With the new navigation menu, you will be able to quickly switch between your Gmail inbox, essential Google chats, and Google Meet without having to switch tabs or open a new window once you enabled or switched to the new integrated look of Gmail. Notification bubbles will also assist you in staying on top of what requires quick attention. You may see a full list of chats and Spaces on a single screen when using Chat and Spaces, making it easier to find and engage with them. While working in your inbox, you'll be able to see the full range of Mail and Label options available in Gmail.