The all-new design brings a slew of changes, including the ability to quickly reply to emails with an automatically-regenerated response, and snooze emails to a later time.
Goolge announced that it would be rolling out a new Gmail soon. It's likely that the Confidential Mode will be available along with Smart Reply and Snooze features when it starts to roll out. Some of the features of the new Gmail were detailed in media reports.
The feature also includes a confidential mode which will prevent the recipient of the email from forwarding, downloading, printing or copying and pasting text from the email.
The improved design, which will be the biggest redesign of Gmail in nearly a decade, will feature a handy snooze feature, that allows you to put off dealing with annoying emails, an offline mode and Google's brilliant Smart Reply feature.
It's a hugely important feature.
This icon will not only allow you to set an expiration date of a sent email but there's also a "Require Passcode" option that you can select if you want the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode sent via SMS.
These features, which have been available in Microsoft's Outlook desktop app for sometime now, should appeal to business users who want more granular controls over how emails are used by recipients.
The updated Gmail on desktop is also set to include two of the best features that are now available in Inbox by Gmail - Google's other email app.
In a statement to The Verge, Google revealed: "We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase). 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", said a Google spokesperson who talked to TechCrunch.
For now, there has been no word from Google about the release date of the new update but the company has confirmed that the upgrade is being tested.
Like most of Google's services, Gmail has seen an astronomical rise to success with the email platform now thought to have over 1.2billion users worldwide.
Last year, it focused on Google Assistant, Google Photos and standalone DayDream VR headsets.
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