Thanks to some top-notch tech reporting from The Verge, Google has revealed that it's planning to launch a new Gmail design in just the next few weeks. Corners are rounded, there's a hamburger menu in the top left next to a fresh Gmail logo, and the red "Compose" button has been replaced with a white, circular one with a colorful "+" icon.
Google is also adding Smart Replies, another feature that made its debut in Inbox, and support for Snooze, which is useful for when you can't reply to an email right away, but don't want to forget it. Goog is also working on an offline mode. Both of those features are part of Google's Inbox app for Gmail. The compact view will be similar to the current Gmail design, something that current users should be happy about.
The revamp looks like it'll feature a new, clean design, smart replies, the ability to snooze emails and a new pane for the Calendar and Keep apps.
G Suite is Google's cloud computing arm which also manages productivity and collaboration tools, software, and products developed by Google. While this is a convenient way to secure information, it also benefits Google by allowing the service to associate email addresses with cell phone numbers - adding to their database of customer information that they can use to better suit advertisements to their users. You can access your calendar directly from the Gmail interface.
According to a source who talked to TechCrunch, Gmail's new "confidential mode" lets users create self-expiring emails that disappear after a specific amount of time. The feature is already available on the mobile app and helps you reply to messages with AI selected short replies. Recipients will then receive an e-mail that requires them to click a link and input their Google credentials to view the e-mail.
There are many similarities between ProtonMail and the new Gmail design, but one of the main differences between the two services is how they handle the self-destructing emails.
TechCrunch has screenshots detailing the feature from the pre-release version of Gmail.