Material You design change is finally making its way to more Google apps. Now, it is time for the Gmail app to get the Material You treatment.
Notably, this is not the first Material You update for the Gmail app. Back in September, the update only touched upon the widgets. Fast forward to now, it is now seeding for the entire app, i.e. the theme will take complete effect.
Apparently, the new update also increases the utility of the app. The reports suggest that the new update is arriving with app version v2021.10.31.
This new update also includes extra padding around texts and Gmail interface elements. Dynamic Color is also supported with the new update for the Gmail app.
For those who don’t know, the Dynamic Color support applies the dominant color from your wallpaper to the app’s interface. So, that’s something nice if you are running a device with Android 12 on board.
The new Gmail update with complete Material You makeover is now rolling out on the Play Store
The small size of the widget will show a draft button. It has been relocated from its previous bottom-right position to the top-right corner.
Archives for each message are also displayed. Users can also undo the archiving action. Moreover, it also gives you information related to the time of reception, subject, and the first line of each sender’s message.
There are widget size options ranging from 5×2 or 3×3 on a 5×5 grid, which isn’t new. However, these widgets now also completely support the Material You theme.
These Gmail widgets will now show a new row of buttons. This new row will contain buttons to open up the Google Chat or Meet room, directly from the widget. However, the new row of buttons will show only if you have enabled Google Chat or Meet features.
Gmail’s new update that brings Material You theme is now available for all users via the Google Play Store. If you are interested and haven’t received the update, then you may want to check the apps update section in the Play Store.
Alternatively, you can also download the app from trusted third-party sources, such as APK Mirror. You will now also be prompted to allow Gmail to “make and manage phone calls”. Granting the phone permissions will allow you to Meet sessions that are not interrupted by your regular calls.