The Gmail redesign gives users three layouts to choose from: a compact view that most resembles its current look; a "comfortable" view; and a default view that brings additional attention to photos and documents that are attached to emails. But you won't have to wait to discover the new design - thanks to exclusive screenshots obtained by The Verge. Gogge also outlined some other features (a few of which you may be familiar with as they are already in the Gmail app).
"Weak data connectivity, high data costs and low storage space often make it hard for people to get the most out of the internet", he told reporters on Thursday.
Google has released a search app created to take account of the prevalence of lower-end devices and slower connections across much of Africa and which allows consumers to use local languages.
On that list is a new sidebar, which will allow Gmail to integrate other Google services more readily. In addition to that, it will also let you secure emails by enabling password protection which will be automatically generated through SMS.
Stating the features of the App, Lolu Bodunwa, Product Marketing Manager, Sub Saharan Africa disclosed; "Google Go is less than five megabytes, 5MB in size, it employs data management and compression technology and as such uses 40% less data".
Yesterday, Google confirmed a major redesign for Gmail was on the way.
According to Google, the new Gmail design will be launched "in the coming weeks". Also on the cards, is a new way of storing emails on your PC which means offline access to all your emails on the web without even using an external mail client on the desktop.
The update will be first be available as an early access program for G Suite customers and people with personal accounts.
The news comes after some outlets reported on leaks of a possible upcoming Gmail redesign. Google has meanwhile kept mum about the new features, requesting for a bit more time to compose themselves before they share anything. Android Authority shared some images of showing off a new Tasks icon that suggests a new design is also imminent.