We all know the famous Anglo-Saxon maxim “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”!
In the case of Google’s email service, that’s probably what many subscribers to the service said to themselves when the Internet giant changed the look of Gmail.
Of course, Google had only good intentions behind this new Material 3 design, especially with a better, new-looking Workspace.
The good news behind this update is that anyone who wants to keep their current Gmail layout will be able to do so. Read below.
New Gmail interface has been updated with Material 3 look
To give you an idea of how popular Gmail is, in January 2004 this email service had 35 million users and sixteen years later that number has grown to 1.8 billion. They will probably be even more this year to discover a modified left sidebar and a new font when opening their Gmail.
While this redesign pleased many, others felt more or less irritated by the changes. In between, there are those who say it’s only a matter of time before this new format becomes familiar. And for those who return to the old format, they will be able to express their opinion in writing to Google in the small window that confirms their wish to have the previous format back.
Go back to old Gmail
Reverting to the old format is easy by clicking the gear icon in the upper right corner of the Gmail screen to open the quick settings menu which provides access to themes and several visual aspects.
Click the ‘Revert to original view’ button after which you’ll be prompted to explain why you prefer the previous Gmail – but it’s not mandatory, of course.
Video on the evolution of Gmail