2022 is the year of change for Gmail: at the beginning of the year, Google announced that the popular email client would receive a new, more modern design and in February the tests of this new interface began. After several months, the new design of Gmail is finally available for all users. The new Gmail interface is quite different from the previous one: there are several elements taken from Material Design 3 , a more modern and updated version of the Google style, and also better support for displaying the site on tablets, a better emoji support and finally new accessibility features. On the right, there is a bar that brings together the different sections of the Gmail platform, which is no longer a simple email client: from here, you can see all the emails, chats and various messages, access Spaces and Meet. At the bottom of this bar, there are quick links to your most frequent contacts. New are the quick settings, accessible from a button at the top right, which brings together a series of options to customize the entire interface. Finally, it also improves the search for messages, thanks to the introduction of new filters . Many of you will surely have already tried the new interface, but as mentioned it will now be active by default for everyone: here is however how to return to the old design of Gmail (this possibility will not be guaranteed for a long time) :
– At the top right, click the Settings button
– In the Quick Settings section, click on Return to original Gmail view
– Reload the page
In addition to all this, Google also announced a little news coming to Gmail: BigG indeed said that the “intent matching for names and e-mail address” function and new personalized suggestions are rolling out. Intent Matching is a tool that uses machine learning to help users search, so they can immediately find the contact, email, or attachment they’re looking for. On top of that, Google explained that Gmail will now display email addresses and names before displaying last names that match the searched keyword: making life easier for those searching for a contact by name. Finally, Gmail’s new personalized suggestions will prioritize search results based on how often you interact with a particular contact — in other words, the most frequent contacts will appear first when searched.