Gmail looks all set to sport a brand new design, if leaked images are to be believed. Not only is the web service about to get a major revamp, Gmail for Android and iOS too are in line for a makeover.
Android Police sparked off the redesign frenzy by showing off leaked screenshots of the updates that originated from Google I/O. In a session called Structure in Android App design, Google threw in, nonchalantly, a slide that showed a revamped Google for Android navigation drawer.
The Android Inbox (Image Credit: Android Police)
The new drawer will cover most of the Inbox instead of the current design that looks like it “pushes” your mailbox. Switching between the Inbox and Priority Inbox is now easier too. Currently you have to head to the “All labels” screen to view the Priority Inbox. It is assumed that you will be able to scroll through this navigation drawer that will pop up over the Inbox, as the screenshot does not show important sections like Drafts and Spam.
The action bar that is around in your Gmail app right now is not visible in the redesign. It consisted of shortcuts like Compose, Search, Refresh and other options.
Following the Android leak, The Next Web also put up screenshots of the leaked Web and iOS Gmail services. Gmail for Web will now feature five tabs to categorise emails to keep your Inbox clutter-free. Categories now include: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums.
New categories (Image Credit: The Next Web)
Your Primary category in Gmail will see mails from family and friends drop in. The Social box will see mails from all your Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Google+ mail accounts. Mails from shopping sites and more will end up in your Promotions or Offers category. Important alerts on mails, like a bank transaction, will find its way into the Notifications tab. Forums, of course, will contain mails from any one you are associated with.
Google has not chosen to comment on this redesign leak, but if these screenshots are to be believed, we’re getting a new Gmail experience on all our devices in a matter of a few weeks.