Today, Google is giving you an in-depth look at the new design for Gmail. If you like what you see, over the next few days you’ll be able to switch to the new look by clicking on Swith to the New Look in the bottom right of Gmail.
Conversation view has been completely redesigned to help you read through your email threads. You’ll now see profiles pictures for your contacts, so it’s easier to keep track of who said what. Google also stripped out as much as possible so you can focus on communicating with your friends and colleagues.
You use Gmail from a variety of screen sizes and devices, so now the spacing between elements on the screen will automatically change based on the kind of display you’re using. If you prefer a denser view all the time, you can change your density manually in the Settings menu.
New HD Themes
Themes have been completely rebuilt to enable you to use a new set of beautiful high resolution themes with imagery provided by iStockPhoto. Google updated most of the old favorites as well and your theme will be automatically carried over to the new look. Go to the Settings menu to take another look at themes and choose the one that fits you best.
The navigation panel on the left keeps your labels and chat contacts in view at all times. It's also more customizable: you can resize the labels and chat areas if you want to see more, or hide the chat area entirely via the chat icon in the lower left. You can also use the arrow keys to navigate around the interface.
We’re excited to finally share Gmail’s new look with you. Google will be bringing these changes to everyone soon, but if you’d like to make the switch right away, Google is rolling out a Switch to New Look in the bottom-right of Gmail over the next few days.