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New Gmail

The new version of Gmail web

3.3/5
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Google presents the new version of Gmail web with new security and intelligent features. Do more without leaving your inbox, with easy access to apps including Calendar, Tasks and Keep. Smart Reply helps you respond to messages faster.

Go into settings and select "Try new Gmail"

Would you recommend this product?
Product Lead & Co-founder, Pro.com

Disappointed is how I'd describe my overall reaction to this "new Gmail." Lots of features borrowed from Google Inbox and some other competitors (Protonmail), but nothing resembling the reinvention of the "experience" of using email that I crave. "New Gmail" does not make actually dealing with email any more pleasant for me.

The most innovative thing about this is probably the "secure message" feature I saw promoted in the press release, but even that doesn't seem enabled yet on my account. But it's not something I would use more than a couple of times a year.

I still use Gmail for work, but have moved on to greener pastures with my personal email. The cost/benefit of Google invading my privacy no longer pans out.

Pros:

Integrated calendar widget is cool. Some nice features brought over from Google Inbox (hover buttons, open attachments from list view).

Cons:

Does not look great on big monitors. Also, do I really want AI reading my email for "Smart" Replies? Why can't I turn that off?

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Live, Love, Laugh
Thanks for the honest review Eric, spot on for me as well; The "new" features aren't worth it for me to switch my personal email back to Google. As for the secure messages, as @aaroniclee pointed out, its easily defeated by taking a photo/screenshot.
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I don't know what to make of this new interface. There are few things to like - the integrated calendar, tasks, smart replies etc. but the overall design is extremely incoherent.

I'm not even sure how the compose button made it through all those reviews before production release. Some UI elements seem to have slightly rounded edges (search bar) while others have fully rounded corners (compose, active item in the left side menu).

This also doesn't appear to be a full redesign. There are remnants of the older UI throughout the product:

- The settings pages weren't updated. Why?

- The account dropdown on the top right still has elements of the old UI

- Hangouts hasn't changed much

I also don't like the fact that buttons that were super clear in the past are no longer easy to recognize - back, archive etc. They have all been replaced with icons that you need to get used to.

Pros:

Instant access to calendar, smart replies and the new tasks app (although it's very limiting)

Cons:

Incoherent design (different elements have either fully rounded or partially rounded edges), compose button, old settings interface

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CDO, Upper Hand
"I also don't like the fact that buttons that were super clear in the past are no longer easy to recognize - back, archive etc. They have all been replaced with icons that you need to get used to." < Agreed. Strong observations.
Co-Founder Salesflare

Long awaited: a new interface to our beloved email program. Material design all the way.

Pros:

Clean and smooth. Didn't break plug-ins either, including our Salesflare sidebar. Loving it so far! 😍

Cons:

Probably just need to get used a bit to the new look

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I don't see a real interest in Gmail while Inbox exists, and has a really nice design!

Pros:

Looks good

Cons:

What's the point of "Inbox"?

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Software Engineer @ Sense360
I'm really interested in this. Is this going to follow Google fashion of trying things in different branches (i.e. products) and then merging winning features back into the app's mainline? Will Inbox eventually be retired in favor of core Gmail? From the looks of it, Google hasn't really done much on Inbox in some time. The new Gmail has some nice sidebar integrations with Calendar, Keep, and Tasks. I'd love for these to be there in Inbox. Will they be? It's always hard to tell which one of the many apps that do something (chat, email) Google wants me to use.

I use Gmail for over 15 years now - never thought the day comes I consider moving away from it but today is the day. Can't do anything about the data they already have but will definatly think about new Data they get.

AI without option to turn off, no encryption, no possibility to have private thoughts... Sorry google but what´s about the "do no evil" part you don't get? - You fail at that big time!

Pros:

Gmail with better design - was long overdue and is now again an option against inbox

Cons:

No Added Security, AI now searching my emails and doing idk what with my Data, Scary as fuck!

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Hey look at that > Google now has it´s own version of "Samaritan" (for the people who know the TV Show "Person of Interest".

So how long will it take till your political & private views will be influenced by the AI and what you can search and find?

Maybe Google will just leak some private or embarrassing information about you in the future so you definatly keep "wrong" opinions to yourself...

One plus of the AI, Google Staff will now be able to read only interesting emails from us users instead of having to sift through everything...

Pros:

New Design

Cons:

AI that tracks you and will probbably influence you in the future

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Software Engineer

I prefer Inbox by Gmail, is more flexible and provide more organization.

Pros:

Better design UI

Cons:

Poor features vs Inbox

Google Dev Expert · Head of DevRel

Loved the update of Gmail. Keep integration and the speed is so much better now. Can't wait to try it out for a while.

Pros:

Keep FTW, Expiring Emails, Fast, UI/UX so much better

Cons:

None so far

Front-end Developer

Everything is intuitive and familiar but looks much better

Pros:

I like the new Material Design 2 style, it makes old good Gmail look fresh :)

Cons:

Currently - none

Google have big problems with Incoherent designs.

Pros:

Refreshing. Nice logo animation. AI.

Cons:

Ugly Google Material Design. Isn't good for big screens. Incoherent design.

Mass of data is not the same as a report

The hype was more but other than some intergrations (calendar etc) and some design changes don't see much of feature additions

Pros:

Looks sleek

Cons:

The default view looks a little overcrowded

Prefer Inbox over the new Gmail.

Pros:

Cleaner look and UI that matches the Material Theme

Cons:

Data is still not as easy to process as Inbox has been.

Tech Ambassador, WIKITECH

I love the AI assistant in Compose section.

Pros:

Excellent UX/UI

Cons:

It needs better internet connection