Gmail for the web is getting a fresh redesign that will bring it closer to what its most recent Gmail for mobile app looks like.
Google has released a search app created to take account of the prevalence of lower-end devices and slower connections across much of Africa and which allows consumers to use local languages.
Google is all set to roll out an updated Gmail and the tech giant has already begun notifying some of the G Suite users about the same. Again taking inspiration from Google's other email app, the new Default view features inline image attachments and Drive files to quickly browse messages.
In conclusion, the new surprising Gmail feature, Confidential Mode, will permit users to encrypt their sensitive emails so they won't be accessed by third-parties.
"We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase)", a Google spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday. The new design includes some subtle elements of Google's Material Design, and a number of new features that were originally introduced for Google's Inbox overhaul of Gmail. However, there are many features that Google, instead of removing, thinking of improving upon to serve quicker purposes.
This "confidential mode" will be available around the time that Google launches the Gmail redesign, which will reportedly be within the next few weeks. The majority of the site will look the same, including the same layout and the same three information density settings Gmail users see today.
Earlier this week we delivered word of Google's forthcoming revamp of its Gmail web client, likely to officially debut at the I/O conference next month.
However, the most exciting feature of all might be a new "Confidential Mode" revealed by reports on Friday. It seems those users will have to think about upgrading soon, however, as the company is apparently killing these phones. "Unfortunately users can't always decide on the type of device they have or the kind of connection they are on", explains Mzamo Masito, Google Africa's CMO.