Earlier today, Google emailed G Suite customers letting them know a new version of Gmail is on the way. The email was supposed to be ‘customer confidential,’ so naturally it’s already leaked all over the place. Since then, Google has confirmed to TNW a redesign is on the way.
The G Suite email was light on specifics, but revealed a few key features coming with the update. In Google’s own words, here’s what’s new:
- A fresh, clean look for Gmail on the Web
- Easy Access to G Suite apps, such as Google Calendar, from within Gmail
- Smart Reply on the web, just like mobile
- Ability to “snooze” emails and choose when they reappear in your inbox
- Offline support
Google notes that these features will arrive first as a part of an Early Adopter Program [EAP] for G Suite customers, but that it will also be made available for personal Gmail accounts. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it roll out as an opt-in beta to start, as was the case with last year’s Calendar redesign.
Offline support, meanwhile, is slated to arrive by June 2018. Google had previously announced it was turning offline Chrome apps, which were largely aimed at Chromebooks, into Web apps. That means you’ll be able to draft and read some emails without an internet connection.