Google to implement new Gmail user interface on Sept. 18

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Google will begin the migration of G Suite users to its new Gmail user interface.

Right now, you have the option to try the new experience from your Gmail settings option (Gear icon) or you can continue to use the classic version of Gmail until Tuesday, Oct. 16. Soon after that date, you will be automatically transitioned to the new interface and lose the ability to opt out.

If you try the new interface prior to Oct. 16 and want to return to the classic version, simply:

  • Go to the Gear icon.
  • Choose Go back to classic North Carolina State University Mail.

The redesigned Gmail interface includes:

  • a number of enterprise-friendly features that previously existed as Gmail Labs in the classic version. They include canned responses, multiple inboxes, preview pane, and more. You can access these features from the Advanced tab in Settings.
  • new features, like Smart Reply that offers suggested replies so you can respond faster to email, and Quick Apps to provide easy access to apps you use often.

Check SysNews for updates on the the new Gmail user interface. Also see Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail.

For more information on other G Suite announcements, check out the latest edition of What’s New In G Suite or follow the NC State Google Services Team on Google+.