Google has reportedly been tinkering with its Gmail design.
Smart Reply - which allows users to select from three automatic responses based on the context of the message - is making its way to the web, as well as "snooze" that temporarily hides emails from your inbox until a specified time. Users will also be able to snooze emails so they'll reappear at a later time, and Google is planning offline support as well, though it sounds like it won't launch until after the redesign is in place.
Google will redesign the Gmail for web in the coming weeks through an Early Adopter Program. Google did confirm to The Verge that a redesign is indeed on the way, but said that it'll be a little while longer before it'll be ready to share more.
Google also notes that the update might break some popular browser add-ons for Gmail, such as Clearbit, Streak, etc. Google issues a warning that some Chrome extensions may not be compatible with the Gmail redesign, but does not specify which. And if we had to take a guess, Gmail will likely adopt a material redesign that would fall more in line with the company's other products, including Inbox. As such, folks are advised to test their Chrome extensions before broadly enabling the updated Gmail.
According to the search giant, it will make available an Early Access Program for both G Suite and Gmail users with standard personal accounts. The company says a fresh look will be accompanied by new features which will go into a testing phase "in the coming weeks".