In a revamp that also addresses concerns about the integrated view overhaul from earlier this year by introducing a Gmail-only view, Google announced today that Material You is coming to Gmail on the web.

RESOURCES YOU REDESIGN In this revamp, primarily involves ‘s standard white background has been changed to a faint, light blue background that comes in a variety of tints. For instance, the left navigation menu is now a little bit darker, but unopened emails are still white and read emails are blue.

The pill-shaped container is replaced by a rectangle with rounded corners when you click the Compose button in the top-left corner, just like on the Android client, and the list of emails is more prominent.

After and the Google Search Console, this is the company’s most major extension of its most recent Material You design language to the web to date. In September 2021, Gmail on Android underwent a MY revamp. Google’s first-party iPhone and iPad apps do not yet support Material You.

ONLY GMAIL VIEW Update: Google has clarified that when it refers to Classic Gmail, it means the previous, years-old design prior to the integrated view. Some users will automatically have the new design enabled as part of today’s launch, although the option to switch back will still be available. Initially, it was an opt-in launch (Try it now), but that is now changing as the default.

What’s novel about the material Your website makeover encourages the removal of the combined Chat, Spaces, and Meet layout that Google advertised as enabling you to:

Easily navigate between your inbox, crucial chats, and joining meetings without opening a new window or switching between tabs. We believe that this new experience will help you remain on top of what’s important and complete tasks more quickly in one concentrated area.

You only see a list of default folders and labels at the left because the left bar is gone. Since the Chat status indication has been deleted, the top search box now occupies a larger portion of the screen. There is still a side panel on the right with Calendar Keep, Voice (if available), and Tasks.

However, from a new customization box, you may simply choose to have Google Chat (with Spaces) or Meet appear.

Gmail-only view
Gmail-only view

Starting today, the Material You website will be redesigned with a Gmail-only version. It will be:

Available to users of G Suite Basic and Business as well as Google Workspace Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Frontline, and Nonprofits Additionally accessible to users of Google Workspace Individual and users with personal Google accounts. Not available to users of Google Workspace Essentials, which excludes Gmail. MORE ABOUT GMAIL FTC: We employ automatically earning affiliate connections. More.

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