His colleague Charles Murito, Google country head for Kenya, added that "Someone in Turkana [in northern Kenya] shouldn't have any worse an experience than someone in NY just because they don't have as good a device or connection". New features will also be added, such as a Smart Reply feature, the ability to snooze emails, and offline email support. Another feature to look forward to is smart replies which found its way to Google's Inbox and Allow last summer.
You can also choose from three different types of inbox layouts including the Default View, Comfortable View, and Compact View.
Google claims that app uses 40% less data when searching than the standard Google app, and weighs in at less than 5MB in total storage.
Apparently, while Google's self-expiring emails aren't encrypted, users will have the option of confirming the recipient's identity by entering a person's phone number and sending a passcode in a text message. "We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can't share anything yet - archive this for now, and we'll let you know when it's time to hit send", the company said in a statement. However, users will find new items like "Snoozed" and "Indef" as part of the upcoming snoozing feature that was first introduced with Inbox. This is because Google is now asking users to confirm their Google account to view the confidential email.
Overall the redesign looks clean and well refined.
The Gmail overhaul, apart from a complete redesign, will also pack a handful of modern features you usually find on third-party clients.
Google's Gmail redesign should be out in the next few weeks, with G Suite customers and personal accounts getting early access to it.
Now, a new leak suggests the refreshed Gmail will also attempt to make email more secure.
There are many similarities between ProtonMail and the new Gmail design, but one of the main differences between the two services is how they handle the self-destructing emails.