Google has been refreshing their applications and it’s a bit surprising that Gmail has taken them this long to get a fresh lick of paint. Especially once you consider the desktop version of Gmail got a redesign ages ago. So how does the new Gmail look? Well, it’s a lot whiter than it was before the update. In my excitement to update the app, I forgot to take screenshots before the update for a side-by-side comparison;
Hopefully, the colourful nature of this update will mean more opened emails.
One thing I was disappointed by was the fact that everything else seems to be where it was before the update. It looks more like a cosmetic update than a functional update. I’m still crossing my fingers for a dark mode because this colour scheme will certainly burn your eyes (not literally, of course) if you try reading your emails in a dark room or at night.
The new Gmail update is not widely available on the Google Playstore but you can download it from APKMirror. It’s also not yet available on iOS (at the time of writing) so you’ll have to patiently wait for the update if you’re using an iPad/iPhone.