How to Enable or Disable the New Gmail View

With new updates we get a new interface but is it liked by people? If you are interested in checking the new Gmail view, follow this guide to enable it.

Gmail is the most well-known app that is widely used all over the globe. It enables its users to send documents for job purposes and share files or photos with loved ones. It has a number of other features like robust security, real-time notifications, more than one account support, and search that works across your mail. However, Google has announced a new interface of the Gmail app which makes it more appealing. It was announced last year. Well, we will let you know how to enable or disable New Gmail View in this app. 

Moreover, the new view for Gmail aligns (via the company’s goal) to make Gmail an integrated and suitable place for other Google apps, especially Chat, Spaces, and Meet. Nonetheless, in this article, you will learn what it is and how to enable or disable it. So, let’s get started!

What is the New Gmail View?

It is a less intensive iteration of this integration that already exists in Gmail in some form. This was rolled out as part of Google Workspace i.e., the rebranding move shown partly by the way pandemic modified the work. In this old Gmail view, Chat, Meet, and Spaces are obtainable in Gmail’s side panel but the scope is finite.

However, with the new view for Gmail, you can utilize all these apps in a single tab. Now, the side panel of Gmail looks like the bottom toolbars from the iOS or Android apps for Gmail. This navigation rail effectively serves as the main menu for the app, featuring the navigation entry points only for the four apps. Well, now, other components, like folders and labels for Gmail will appear on the collapsible panel. It will vary depending on the app that is open currently. Moreover, hovering the app icon from the main menu opens an overlay menu with the same components.

How to Enable or Disable the New Gmail View?

Doing the entire process is easy, you just need to follow the guides below and it will be done in no time.

Enabling the new Gmail view

New Gmail View

A new view for Gmail is always in the rollout phase. So, it is not available for everyone. Well, if your account is a part of the early rollout then, switching to the new experience is easy and simple. To do so, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Go to gmail.com on any browser and sign in to your account. 
  2. If the new view is available for your account then, you will get a notification that prompts you to try a new view placed at the bottom-right corner of a screen. 
  3. Click the ‘Try it now’ option and your Gmail will then reload automatically. 
  4. Even after reloading, there are chances that you still might see the old view. Simply, click the reload button again and this time the changes should take effect.

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However, if you dismiss the notification then, you can switch to the new view from settings. Also, you can go to settings if you did not get the notification to make sure that you did not get the update. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Click the ‘Settings’ option (gear icon) placed at the top-right corner of a screen.
  2. The pane for Quick Settings opens up on the right side. You’ll see the option for switching to the new view if it’s available for your account. 
  3. Click the ‘Try out the new Gmail view’ option. Now, reload the Gmail website and the new interface will load.

Disabling the new Gmail view

If you find the new Gmail view is not your cup of tea then, you can switch back to the original view easily. To do so, follow the below steps:

  1. Click the ‘Settings’ option (gear icon) placed at the top-right corner of a screen
  2. Then, open the Quick Settings pane 
  3. Now, click the ‘Go back to original Gmail view’ option to disable the new Gmail view.

However, these changes are only the beginning of the new direction Google likes to take Google Workspace in. Well, the purpose is to make Google Workspace a successful area for collaboration. Its future enhancements will include the introduction of Smart Canvas across Google apps (like Docs, Sheets, and Slides) among others.

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