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Gmail’s New Material Makeover on Mobile is Ultra-Heavy on the White

Gmail Material Design

Google has been making quite a few changes to Gmail over the last several weeks in terms of functionality, but today Gmail for mobile is getting a visual makeover. And it’s…quite bright. Like, so bright.

In a world where so many people are clamoring for dark themes, the new Material Design makeover for Gmail is literally the opposite. It’s white everywhere. Ev-er-y-where.

Gmail's new material makeover
Look at all that white Google

While the look is definitely polarizing, this update isn’t just about aesthetics—there’s some function in here too! For example, you’ll be able to see attachments without clicking into an email. That’s pretty neat.

You’ll be able to switch between work and personal accounts more seamlessly with the new update. Big-ass red warnings will also alert you when something seems amiss—just like on the web. It’s a wild world.

Gmail alerting of a phishing scam

So really, Google just made the Gmail apps for Android and iOS look and function more like Gmail on the web. Almost like a unified experience. Makes sense to me.

via Google

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Cameron Summerson is Review Geek's former Editor in Cheif and first started writing for LifeSavvy Media in 2016. Cam's been covering technology for nearly a decade and has written over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times. In 2021, Cam stepped away from Review Geek to join Esper as a managing Editor. Read Full Bio »