We released a new, integrated look for Gmail earlier this year, making it simple to switch between important applications like Gmail, Chat, and Meet in a single, centralized area. Regarding the release of this functionality, we have some further information to provide.
We are introducing the opt-out experience to a subset of Gmail users starting today. This indicates that a subset of users will by default see the new Gmail interface, but they will still have the choice to go back to the old interface using the settings menu. The new Gmail display will remain available for customers to enable via Quick settings as we continue to roll out this new experience.
We will continue to closely monitor customer input both throughout this launch and going forward.
When enabled, the new navigation menu makes it simple to transition between your email, crucial discussions, and joining meetings without opening a new window or tab. We believe that this new experience will help you remain on top of what's essential and complete tasks more quickly in one concentrated area.
We would like to point you that depending on your Google Workspace edition, the new experience may differ. You will continue to have a Gmail-only setting under the new navigation if you solely use Gmail, specifically:
By customizing their applications in quick settings, users of Gmail, Chat, and Meet may choose which apps they want to be shown in their new perspective. They can also choose to utilize a setup that only works with Gmail.
You'll also see that the new menu now incorporates Material You, our revised, contemporary design for your Google apps. For additional details about Material You, go here.