Since February, we have been following the progress of the interface refresh for Gmail, and as promised, the company says it is now available for all users. Meet, chat, and spaces are closer together as part of the overall experience in the reworked version.

Improvements to Gmail for tablet users, better emoji support, and more accessibility features are just some of the things that will be improved later this year.

The new Gmail UI sets buttons for Gmail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet on one rail.
The new Gmail UI sets buttons for Gmail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet on one rail.
Image: Google

If you use Gmail for work, you might have already seen it. It is possible to opt out of the change and go back to the old look. If you don't have chat enabled, you'll still get the new look, but in a Gmail only view, and if you don't use some or any of those apps, you can disabling or enabling them from the Quick Settings menu.

You can easily switch back if you want to.

  • At the top right, click Settings.
  • Under Quick Settings, click Go back to the original Gmail view.
  • In the new window, click Reload.
New Gmail UI details
New Gmail UI details.
Image: Google

Mail, Meet, Spaces, and chat buttons are placed in a single list at the top of the left rail instead of being shown in a list. You can jump into a conversation in any one section, as a list will pop out when you hover over its icon.

The changes are part of a new approach to the workspace suite that is supposed to provide a more unified style and new features that are powered by artificial intelligence.