Google is rolling out a major upgrade to Gmail, as part of which, it is bringing Google Chat, Google Spaces, and Google Meet within its email platform. The update is part of the new Unified Look of Gmail, which was announced by the company in February this year and has been rolling out gradually to its users since then.
Google said that it will start offering Unified Views on Gmail for all Gmail users who turn on Chats from today. With this update, users will see Meet, Chat, Space and Mail box on the left panel of Gmail. As of now, that space is occupied by various mailing folders like Inbox, Drafts, Send, Stard and Archived etc. Below the mailings folders are Google Meet and Hangouts, with a long list of accounts with which the user has interacted in the past.
Now, Google is streamlining that experience and making the overall interface cleaner and more useful by introducing a new unified view. Tapping on one of the four options – Mail, Chat, Space, Meet – opens another panel right next to it containing details related to the selected option. For example, if you tap Meet, you’ll see all your scheduled meetings. At the bottom of the menu with these new options are the people a particular user interacts with more often, including the current situation.
Google wrote in a blog post, “Using Quick Settings, you can select the apps you want to toggle on the left side of your window, whether it’s Gmail or a combination of Gmail, Chat, Spaces and Meet ”
And if you don’t like this new unified view, you can go back to classic view (at least for now) using these steps:
step 1: Click on the Settings option in the upper right corner.
step 2: Now go to Quick Settings menu and click on ‘Go back to original Gmail view’ option.
step 3: In the new window, click on the Reload button.
In addition to the unified view, Google is introducing several new features to Gmail. Google said that by bringing search chips to the inbox, it is making it easier for users to find the message they are looking for. Later this year, Gmail will also get a better experience for tablet users, better emoji support, and new accessibility features.
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