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Gmail is getting a cleaner UI, snooze feature, smart replies, and more

US Defense Secretary James Mattis Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist testify before the House Armed Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Gmail is getting a cleaner UI, snooze feature, smart replies, and more
Sherri Watson | 12 April, 2018, 03:39

The company recommends "testing any critical Chrome extensions before more broadly enabling the new Gmail experience within your organization".

Google announced the incoming redesign in an email to G Suite subscribers, which The Verge managed to get a copy of. Outlook customers are probably going to love this.

The updated Gmail could be available within weeks. Smart Reply, which has been a much-appreciated staple on the mobile app versions of Gmail, will also be coming to the web-based client. This is a good way to clean your inbox if you can't reply to a specific email just yet.

Google did not say if Contacts would be better integrated into Gmail.

Google isn't revealing exactly what the new design for Gmail looks like, but the company did recently launch a new design for Google Calendar.

Google has been working to slowly overhaul the look of its iconic web apps over the past year. According to Engadget, Google sent out an email to G Suite Administrators, the people who manage and control corporate or group email accounts running on Google's webmail platform.

After reading TechCrunch's story, a Twitter user reached out and provided the publication with the sketch shown above after reportedly seeing a Google employee playing with the new design on public transport. Google is being mum about what design changes it will make to improve the Gmail experience, but it is offering up these nuggets of information with regards to new features that will arrive with the resign.

Offline support is also in the works, the message states, although it'll arrive "shortly" after the EAP announcement (by June 2018, we're told).