Google continues to systematically update the design of its proprietary services and applications in accordance with the concept of Material Design, launched in 2014 and updated to version 2.0 last year. As you know, the web version of the Google Email service Gmail has received a new design at the beginning of last year, now it is the turn of introducing changes to mobile applications
The menu and other interface elements have been improved and simplified. As in many other recently updated applications, here you can see the new Google Sans font, more active use of white and other minor cosmetic changes. The account switch has moved to the top right and is integrated into the search bar, which now plays a major role in providing navigation with the Gmail interface. Floating Action Button – FAB, Floating Action Button – is still in its place in the lower right corner.
In addition to the new look, the update includes other innovations in terms of functionality, including the ability to adjust the distance between letters – there are three modes to choose from: Default, Comfortable, and Compact.
The first, as you can guess, is the most sweeping, it does not save screen space and leaves a small space with small buttons between letters to quickly switch between attachments without having to open letters in separate windows. The convenient view is most similar to the current iteration of the Gmail application interface, while the compact mode does exactly what it needs – it saves space as much as possible and turns sender avatars into checkboxes.
For fans of Inbox, which will soon be closed, the new Gmail will probably not be very happy. Yes, there is a preview of attachments from the main screen, but still the application uses the traditional grouping of letters and does not know how to pull up Google Tasks tasks.
As with the web version, app users will be able to see red warnings next to emails that Google will suspect of phishing. Not so long ago, Google offered to pass a test to assess the ability to recognize phishing emails.
Source: The Verge