Google has sent an email to its customers to announce that a new version of Gmail for web will be launched with a fresh design and new features.
Some of the new features include being able to access Google Calendar from the Gmail interface directly and snooze emails so that they reappear in your inbox hours or days later. This is a good way to clean your inbox if you can’t reply to a specific email immediately. Smart replies will be available on Gmail.com, as they already are on the iPhone and Android apps, which generates algorithmically-generated replies. Google is also creating a way to access your emails offline by storing them on your computer and Google will be using standard web technologies to let your browser store your data.
Google has not disclosed any images of the new interface as of yet but has said that the new updates might break browser add-ons for Gmail such as Clearbit and Streak. G Suite email sent its users an email to notify them that G Suite customers and regular Gmail users will have to opt-in into a new Early Adopter Program to access the new Gmail.
Google recently updated it's calendar design, making it look more like the mobile version which suggests that Gmail could be redesigned in a similar way. We'll have to see if they're redesigning any off the mobile apps too.
The redesigned version will be released in the coming weeks.