Google is bringing the slick new Gmail app to everyone by October

Jun 06, 2018, 14:11
Google is bringing the slick new Gmail app to everyone by October

Ok, it may not be a free new vehicle, but on Monday, Google announced that its massively updated new Gmail would launch to general availability (GA) in July. Just head to, tap on Settings in the top-right corner (the gear icon), and the very first option should be "Try the new Gmail". About two months after July, all users who aren't on the new Gmail will be pushed across automatically, but they'll be able to opt out for the next four weeks. You'll still have an opt-out choice for another four weeks, but after that it's lights out - you'll switch to the new version with no choice to revert to the old client.

Immediately transition their users to the new Gmail.

Among a whole host of new features, Google will also be changing the Gmail layout in the upcoming update.

Here is what the rollout will look like for G Suite users.

Google hasn't yet announced when individual users will have to change their inboxes, but at a press conference in April the company said it's planning the same kind of gradual roll-out for everyone. Meanwhile, those who have already transitioned to the new Gmail will no longer be able to opt out.

The new Gmail offers features like message snoozing, attachment previews, a sidebar for both Google apps like Calendar and third-party services like Trello, offline support, confidential messages that self-destruct after a set time, and more.

Google's Gmail update was focused on AI-powered productivity improvements, such as suggested replies, as well as collaboration, and security. And YOU get new Gmail!

If you don't like the new Gmail experience, you probably won't have a choice in the matter come Fall. Here's how to use the Gmail improvements, which are ready now.