Have you seen or tried the new Gmail interface? The new look was officially announced and launched last week so I’m sure some of you have already seen it, tried it or even already using it. The new Gmail interface features a cleaner and more modern look, an elastic density design and gives users more control by providing more customization options. It also features a new toolbar that displays icons of basic options/features and a new search box that makes it easy for users to find stuff.
Here’s an overview of the improvements and features of the new Gmail look:
Improved Conversation View
I really like the new Gmail look/interface. The new toolbar makes it very convenient to do the basic stuff you need to do with your emails like Archive, Delete, Move To, Label and Report as Spam. The same goes for the new toolbar that allows users to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can specify the folder name, name of sender/recipient, subject title, specify certain keywords, specify whether it has an attachment or not and provide a specific date.
Another cool feature is the Elastic Density design which allows users to view their Gmail inbox nicely from any device or screen size because space elements now automatically resize based on the display you’re using. The interface also automatically changes when the browser window is resized. Display density can be manually configured via the Settings menu.
I like my inbox clean and simple so I haven’t tried the new HD themes. If you’d like to use one, just click on the gear icon on the upper right portion of Gmail and select Themes. Then head on over to the HD Themes section and select a particular theme that you like.
To learn more about Gmail’s new interface and features, check out the dedicated page for Gmail’s new look.
For those who haven’t tried the new Gmail interface, you can enable it by logging in to your Gmail account and click on the “Switch to the new look” link found at the bottom-right corner of Gmail.
Anybody else tried or are using the new Gmail interface? How do you like it so far? Do you prefer the new look or the old look? Please share your thoughts.