Google has begun sending an email out to G Suite administrators alerting them that a redesign of Gmail is on the horizon. The company says a fresh look will be accompanied by new features which will go into a testing phase “in the coming weeks.” The email was obtained by multiple news outlets including The Verge and 9to5Google.
While it’s unclear what the new redesign of Gmail will look like, we do know what type of new features to expect: Smart Reply, email snoozing, and offline support. In the email, Google mentions “several new features” so there’s a chance we’ll see much more beyond the additions mentioned. And if we had to take a guess, Gmail will likely adopt a material redesign that would fall more in line with the company’s other products, including Inbox.
There’s still plenty we don’t know about this rare update to Gmail. It’ll be available for testers in the near future so we’ll learn more soon. Until then, however, many questions remain unanswered.