Gmail’s new unified interface is rolling out to more users

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  • Google has started rolling out its built-in view for Gmail.
  • The update will allow users to personalize their experience while adding apps such as Chat, Spaces and Meet to Gmail for easier access.
  • The chat will see new features, such as chat bubbles and a quick reply feature.
  • Users should see these updates arrive in the coming weeks as Google rolls them out, but tablets will have to wait a bit longer for a polished experience.

Google has made updates to Gmail that should integrate with Meet, Chat and Spaces.

Google’s new update, unveiled earlier this year, aims to provide an easy viewing experience on a few apps without ever leaving Gmail. Company news Gmail integrated the experience begins with its quick settings. The gear icon in the top right will give users the option to customize which apps they want to appear in the new left sidebar. Google allows users to stick with Gmail as their primary experience or use Chat, Spaces and Meet for easier access to these services.

Improvements have also been made to Gmail labels, such as separate sections for standard labels such as Starred, Snoozed, or Important. Users will also need to create custom labels in the future.

Google has also made it a bit easier to manage the chats you have in progress. Users should start seeing chat bubbles that display parts of the incoming message, as well as a quick reply option, very similar to Google Message’s quick reply feature.

Besides its interface work, Google is also improving Gmail’s search capabilities with this update. Search chips will now be available in your inbox so you can better refine and search through your emails to find what you’re looking for. Google has also made progress in improving Gmail’s global search function to better answer your queries and find contacts.

Google kicked off this Gmail-integrated idea a year ago when it started rolling out Chat and Rooms tabs for Gmail. Google advises that over the next few weeks, users will be able to enable this new embedded view using Gmail’s new “visual configuration option” in their settings. However, it will automatically roll out to users with Chat enabled.

Google also teased an updated Gmail experience for Android tablets. The company says the update for tablets will deliver a better experience, emojis, new accessibility features, and other unnamed features and is expected to arrive later in the year.