Google has updated their Gmail app for Android and iOS with the new “Material Theme Design 2”.
Since the launch of Android P, Google has been hard at work rolling out its new “Google Material Theme” design language across all of its products. Desktop Gmail got its big redesign early in 2018, and this week is mobile Gmail’s turn. On its official blog today, Google announced the new Gmail mobile design for Android and iOS.
Besides the new color scheme, Google says you’ll be able to “quickly view attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through the conversation.” The top search bar promotes search more, and it also houses your profile icon on the right side, which lets you change accounts faster.
Here are some of the screenshots:
While the new Gmail is very, very white, there is a chance that a dark mode is coming. In the next version of Android, “Android Q,” alternative dark designs are expected to be a focus, and a lot of these all-white Google app redesigns have eventually added an all-dark design that you can switch to. Even if a dark mode doesn’t show up at launch, it looks like these plainer redesigns allow Google to easily swap the color schemes of apps, and one could be added later down the line.
We’re expecting the Android app to hit the Web any minute now, and the iOS update should be out sometime this week. If you want to get this update in your hands, we have provided the link down below. Stay tuned with us for more deep dive of this new update!