GOOGLE'S EMAIL SERVICE Gmail has announced that its revamp is set to go live over the next few days.
According to a Google blog, the firm has stripped out "as much as possible". Conversation View has been completely redesigned to help users read through email threads, while profile pictures will now appear for contacts.
For those who use Gmail from a variety of devices, the spacing between elements on the screen will now automatically change based on the type of display being used.
Google has completely rebuilt Gmail themes as it introduces a new set of high resolution themes. The navigation panel on the left keeps labels and chat contacts in view at all times and is also "more customizable" so users can resize the labels and chat areas to see more, or hide the chat area entirely via the chat icon in the lower left.
Meanwhile, the arrow keys can also be used to navigate around the interface, and users can click the dropdown in the Search box to see a new Advanced Search panel, which Google claims is "easier and faster". The same panel can be used to create a filter for any search.
Google said the updates will go live for everyone "soon", but users can switch to the new look in the next few days by clicking on "switch to the new look" in the bottom-right of the Gmail web page.
Last month, we reported that Gmail would receive a facelift after a video was leaked. µ
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