Gmail team has finally released Gmail’s new look. Gmail new look was earlier available through two themes namely, Preview and Preview (dense).
Gmail’s new looks seems to be one more stepping stone towards bringing a consistent look throughout all Google products after the launch of Google+ (Google Plus). This new look features Streamlined conversations, Elastic density, New HD themes, Smarter navigation and Better search.
How to switch to Gmail’s New Look?
The new look is available to everyone and is now a opt-in feature. You will find a link to switch to the new look in your Gmail. If you don’t see the link to switch simply refresh Gmail once. Personally we liked the new look and features very much.
With the release of Google+ (Google Plus), Google’s attempt to take on Facebook, Google has bought in a minimalist and refreshing new look across many of its services. The combination of black navigation bar with the blue search buttons or orange buttons looks nice to the eyes. First it was Google search, now its time for Gmail. This new refreshing look is now available to all Gmail users from today.
The new Gmail look as of yet is available as Gmail Theme and is thus optional to all. Two new themes: “Preview” and “Preview (Dense)” are now available for users to test out the new look. You can easily switch to the new look by accessing the Themes feature of Gmail.
Gmail groups all replies with their original message, creating a single conversation or thread, popularly known as Conversation View. In Conversation View, each new message stacked on top of the ones that arrived before it, so that the newest message is always the one you see first. Conversation view helps to keep the mailbox tidy and compact which otherwise may be cluttered. The email threading and grouping also makes reading and replying the email messages easier.
Since the dÃ©but of Gmail 6 years ago in 2004, conversation view has been mandatory with no option to disable or turn off the email threading conversation view. Which was a turn-off for many people who hate Conversation View and wants to view their inbox in the traditional way. Taking into consideration those users, Gmail has now made conversation view an optional feature, thus offering more control to its users. Now any user who wants e-mail messages viewable in the traditional way, i.e, all messages and replies split and listed by date sequentially in the mailbox can disable and turn off the conversation view.