Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) recently revamped their popular Gmail. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a new design with automatic labels for the Gmail website and mobile applications. There are also new default categories within the Gmail label system including Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums. These labels appear as larger tabs on the Gmail website which make it easier to use for touch screens and also makes them more customizable. This new design enables users to drag-and-drop messages between them and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will take the smart route by “learning” how you would like them filtered.
Although the new Gmail design isn’t quite like the “card-like” design featured as the layout for Google Now, it’s still a cleverly organized spot for emails.
The new Gmail for Android app is coming in the near future and the iOS app will arrive as soon as it’s approved by the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store. The web version will be rolled out within a couple of weeks but users who don’t want to wait can simply go to the settings menu that is just behind the gear icon and look for the “Configure Inbox” option. Select default then refresh the page to view the new design. It’s important to point out that the “Configure Inbox” option isn’t available quite yet either but it will be in the near future.
Google Working Hard To Stay On Top
The new Gmail design should give users even more reason to use Google’s email services. The popular email service has been getting competition from other mobile-based email clients like Mailbox, which recently redesigned their app for the iPad. That particular app was designed to simplify emails and it fits the iPad better.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is working hard to stay on top of competition. Although they don’t really have a lot to worry about in terms of email competition (there are not a ton of other popular email clients), it is crucial that they make occasional upgrades frequently.