Reportedly, the company has teased the redesign by giving a glimpse of the new logo that is expected to come with it. Needless to say, it fits with Google's latest design language.
Let's take a look at it.
The new logo, shared with 9to5Google, is not a complete one; it is just a technical drawing that displays the M of Gmail but without the iconic envelop logo that covers it in the current icon.
The shape of M is also flatter and more round-ish on the outer corners than the current version, which is consistent with its latest design language.
The envelop-less M might be a way for Google to present Gmail as something more than a standard email platform.
This is because, in recent months, the function of the service has expanded significantly, with G Suite users getting Chat, Meet, and Rooms integrations.
Even personal account users have received Meet integration for instant video conferences through the application or web version of Gmail.
The technical drawing does not show any colors, but if Google's other icon designs are anything to go by, there is a good chance that the company might choose its brand's four colors - blue, green, yellow, and red.
At present, the Gmail logo only uses red and white, which makes it look different from the rest of its products.
It is not exactly clear when the new logo would be unveiled, although it is expected that the internet giant might showcase it with some crucial design changes within the Gmail app.
This is how Google has been debuting new redesigns, including those for Photos and Google Maps apps for Android and iOS.
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