Google’s email service is being revamped with a new interface to better sync with Workspace. The new layout will change how Google Chat, Meet and Spaces are integrated.
Gmail ‘Unified View’ will be available to start in February and will be the default by April. According to Google, it will be rolled out to all users by the second quarter of 2022. The Google Workspace blog states that Workspace users can start testing the new layout from February 8.
The layout will offer users the option to switch between four buttons- Mail, Chat, Space and Meet. Google suggests that users will only see a large view of four buttons at a time, along with support for notification bubbles to keep them up to date on other tabs.
“This will become the standard experience for Gmail, with no option to revert. Around the same time, users will also start seeing a new streamlined navigation experience on Chat Web (mail.google.com/chat). This also means that users will not have the option to configure chats to appear on the right side of Gmail,” the company noted in its post.
Google says users who update to the new layout will see the same list of mail and label options available today. Those who haven’t tried the new Gmail layout will be switched to it by April. However, users will be able to roll back the change for some time before the default is permanently set to the end of the second quarter of 2022.
According to Google, the update is available for Google Workspace Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Frontline and nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers. Will be , However, it will not be available for Workspace Essential customers.
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