After a very long time, Google announced a huge update to Gmail, adding some new features such as confidential mode, set expiration dates for individual emails and a new tool panel on the right side of Gmail’s interface.
While you are reading this article, you obviously are trying to figure out how to enable the new Gmail web interface on your account. Though Google is still rolling this out among users, but here are two ways to enable it.
Regular Gmail Accounts
- Login to your Gmail account first.
- After that you will see a gear icon in the top right corner and click it. If the update is available on your account, you will have an option, i.e “Try the new Gmail”.
G Suite Accounts
- Login to your G Suite Account.
- Then navigate to Apps → G Suite → Gmail → Advanced settings
- In General Settings tab, you will see an option, New Gmail Early Adopter Program. Check “Allow my users access to the new Gmail UI and features” and save it.
New Gmail Features
1. Display Density
Display density is one of the new feature is added new Gmail interface. After the switching to new Gmail interface, you would be asking “Choose a view“. There are three viewing options. One is Default view, two is Comfortable view and three is Compact view.
In Default view all the attachments of your Gmail appear in line. So you don’t have to click your mail to see your attachment. Because of this in line attachment, you will experience fewer emails are visible at first glance.
In Comfortable view, the style will remain same as Default view but all the attachments will appear to old paper clip mode.
In Compact view, you will see a compact Gmail interface. All the attachments will appear to old paper clip mode and you will experience more email at first glance.
2. Tool Panel
The biggest change you will notice on the right side a new tool panel consisting Google Calendar, Keep and Tasks. You can also add different Gmail Apps just clicking the plus button for the G Suite Marketplace.
3. Snooze Mode
You can snooze any mail that you want to follow-up with later, whether you received it or sent it.
With the new Gmail interface, Google is better highlighting users attention to spam email with a big grey box.
If you finally find that you should rather switch back to old interface, you can head back to the settings gear to revert to Classic Gmail.