This is the new Gmail design

Gmail web revamp leaks w/ rounded design, sidebar widgets, Google Tasks, and more

Google is planning to redesign Gmail for web to bring it more in line with the features and design offerings of Inbox and the Gmail mobile app. The Verge has obtained screenshots of the new UI, giving us a look at what Google has in store. 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.

The redesign also adds some features too. However, that doesn't seem to stop Google, as the company is now going beyond the POP3/IMAP/SMTP protocols. This might not be a problem in practical terms, considering the fact that the message will still be unreadable, but it's a little different than deleting an old email completely.

In what is called "confidential mode", Gmail will let users set an expiration date on emails so that, after a certain point, recipients can't forward, copy, download or print these messages. In addition to that, it will also let you secure emails by enabling password protection which will be automatically generated through SMS. This sounds like a great way to associate email addresses with phone numbers and improve Google's ads.

Google Calendar integration is being added. The feature isn't ready for prime time just yet. The "Compact" view will remain the closest to the current Gmail design, while displaying the most messages on screen. The recipient had to log into their Google account once again to view the content.

This means that users will be able to take advantage of Google apps such as Google Calendar, Keep or Tasks and have them right at their fingertips in Gmail via a sidebar.

To activate this feature, it looks like users will simply need to tap the small lock symbol located in the bottom portion of Gmail's "compose email" window.

TechCrunch also pointed out that when a ProtonMail user sends an expiring message to another ProtonMail user, the email looks like a regular email in the box. This is according to Google's own official documentation, which also states that security updates will cease by October 2019. The message behind the link disappears after a while, but not necessarily the intermediate email.



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