Google just stated that the interface of Gmail would be changing soon. Other Google products, such as Google Chat, Meet, and Spaces, will be integrated differently as a result of the revamp. The goal of this design modification is to give distinct windows to the company’s other business-focused programmes, such as the Workplace suite, and to decrease the number of distractions a user encounters while working.
This new feature, known as the integrated view, will allow users to easily access and navigate to different tools without having them crowded throughout the screen. The latest update highlights the company’s goal of bringing all of its work-related products together in one place, with tools like Spaces allowing users to navigate to a spreadsheet without leaving Gmail.
The integrated view will only be available to users of Google Workspace Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Frontline, Nonprofit, G Suite Basic, or Business accounts, according to the American search engine giant.
It will not be available to Workspace Essentials or non-paying regular clients for the time being.
The new functionality will be available for testing starting February 8th, and everyone who hasn’t selected for the upgrade will be transferred over to the new layout automatically by April, with the option to switch back in settings. According to Google, after the new layout becomes the “standard Gmail experience,” that option will be deleted permanently by the end of Q2 2022.