The big Gmail redesign is slated to arrive for everyone next month, Google announced Monday.
At this point the new Gmail, which Google first unveiled in April, is an Early Adopter Program. If you’re interested in checking it out before July’s general availability launch, just head over to Gmail on your computer, click Settings in the top right corner, then select “Try the new Gmail.” If you change your mind, you can click Settings, then “Go back to classic Gmail.”
“Approximately eight weeks after the GA announcement in July, any users who haven’t yet been transitioned to the new Gmail will be automatically migrated to the new experience,” Google wrote in a blog post. “They’ll have the option to opt out of the new Gmail for an additional four weeks.”
Twelve weeks after the general availability rollout (so at some point in October), Google will remove the opt-out option. At that time, “any users who’ve opted out of the new Gmail will be automatically migrated to the new experience, with no option to opt out,” the Web giant said. Meanwhile, those who have already transitioned to the new Gmail will no longer be able to opt out.
The new Gmail, perhaps most notably, features confidential mode, which lets you set an expiration date on your email, so it disappears after a certain amount of time and the recipient sees an “email has expired” message instead.
The redesigned interface lets you hover over a message in your inbox to quickly archive, delete, mark it as read, or snooze it for a set amount of time. An artificial intelligence-powered “nudging” feature can help you manage your email by suggesting you respond to a message that’s been sitting in your inbox for a few days. Plus, Google also bolstered Gmail’s offline capabilities, letting you search, write, respond, delete, or archive up to 90 days of messages without an active connection.