Gmail’s Biggest Redesign Is Now Live, What’s New And How To Enable It?

Gmail – the world’s most popular email service had announced a new web interface or design a couple of weeks ago and now Google has launched the update comprising a refreshed design, look and also a handful of new features. The new design looks a bit cleaner like recent Google Calendar refresh update, with many Material Design Influences.

The major changes we see are email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode. This latest update begins a global phased rollout, but it won’t be available to all 1.4 billion Gmail users right away. The first bunch of people to get it will be invited to opt in ‘Try the new Option’ before being able to just turn it on themselves. If you can’t see it yet, don’t worry, it’s coming soon. In case if you aren’t satisfied or uncomfortable with the new design, you can switch back to classic Gmail down the road.

Gmail new redesign

The lead product manager for Gmail, Jacob Bank said that Google’s new design was done with an aim of ‘making people safer and more productive’. The safety pillar works on the new confidential mode which allows the sender to revoke it completely or set an expiration date for a sensitive email. Here, Google doesn’t send the private content directly, but you are just sending a link to the content, which lives in your mailbox and is accessed by the recipient either via their Gmail account or other email services.

In both cases, the sender is in charge of how long the other party can access the message. You are handing out a time-limited access license.


  1. Gmail Security Update:

  2. Security Warnings:

  3. Snoozing:

  4. Nudging:

  5. Google Tasks And Panels:

  6. Google To-Do List:

  7. Unsubscribe Option:

  8. How to Enable the new Gmail web interface?

Gmail Security Update:

IRM: Integrated Rights Management (IRM) is a business-centric feature making it into the new Gmail, allowing the user to block the copying, forwarding, downloading or printing of particular messages.

2FA: Another feature added under the umbrella of a confidential mode is Two-factor authentication (2FA) on a per-message basis. The user can request the recipient confirm with a passcode received via SMS before they open a confidential email. Both IRM and 2FA seems like they won’t be available right away, but Google promises them in the coming weeks.