There is a total overhaul in the works for Gmail, according to an email that was sent out to users earlier this week. The overhaul is scheduled to launch in the coming weeks, and includes a new web interface design, new features and offline support.
Users will have the option to opt into the new “Gmail experience” via the Early Adopter Program (EAP). This announcements confirms that the Gmail web version is going to have a “fresh, clean” look with “Smart” replies, which are currently only seen on the Gmail mobile app.
There is even going to be a snooze feature that allows Gmail users to “snooze” emails and decide when to make them reappear in their inbox.
Google says offline support will be available following the EAP announcement: “We previously announced that we’re moving Chrome apps, like Gmail Offline, to the web. As part of this effort, we’ll introduce native offline support in the new Gmail experience by June 2018.”
According to the announcement, it was recommended users watch for more details on Google’s The Keyword and G Suite Updates blogs. Google also said that it would give more information about the eventual shutdown of the Gmail Offline Chrome app in an upcoming G Suite Updates blog post.