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How to Enable New Gmail Layout

A few days back I blogged about the leaked video of new Gmail layout and today, Google rolls out a redesigned new Gmail layout which is now available to everyone. The HTML5  makeover of Gmail  has some amazing features like elastic density, streamlined conversations, smarter navigation etc.

Gmail New Layout Features

  • Improved conversations
  • Automatically resizes to fit any size window screen.
  • Adjust display density
  • Adjust the size of the label and chat panels
  • New HD themes
  • Streamlined conversations view
  • Toggle between Contacts and Tasks
  • Improved readability
  • Displays the sender’s profile photo, if available
  • Advanced search box

How to Switch to New Gmail Interface

Step 1: Login to your gmail account and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Switch to the new look in the bottom-right corner. If you don’t find it there refresh Gmail and close Tasks and chats.Enable new Gmail HTML5Step 2: Now a box will appear, click on the button “Switch to the new look“.

Switch to new Gmail layout

Step 3: Another box will appear with a massage “Welcome to Gmail’s new look”  and some links to get you aware with Gmail’s new interface, click on the blue button “Continue to the new look” and you are done.HTML5 GmaiGmail also allows you to temporarily postpone the switch to new look but I advice all Gmail users to switch to new Gmail layout, so that you may get used to it.

—— UPDATE ——

Brand New Gmail Web Layout 2013

With this new Gmail update instead of having one inbox, you now have a collection of tabs – Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums.

So when you receive an email it will now automatically get organized into one of those five tabs depending on the content and sender.

In short, emails related to social networks will automatically be put into the Social tab and those related to promotions like Google offers, discount coupons, new product launch etc. will be put into Promotions tab.

Isn’t this cool!

How To Enable New Gmail Web Layout With Tab Categories

[sociallocker]As per the Google’s official blog post, the update will be available in the next following weeks. However, if you go to Gmail settings you may be able to enable the new tabs feature right now.

Gmail 2013 New Layout

Click on the setting gear and see if there’s an option for “Configure inbox”, if its there then you can enable the tabs feature in your Gmail account.

Gmail with Tabs feature

Unfortunately, you are currently not allowed to create a new tab, you will just have to trust Google to filter the emails out. However, you can move an email to a different tab and make sure that Gmail remembers it for future.[/sociallocker]

Will you be using the tab feature in Gmail? Share your views about this new Gmail layout in the comment box below.

Rahul Meena

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