As we reported that Google has started multi-month UI design process across Google Products.
Google is now embarking on a series of interface updates to help strip out unnecessary clutter and make Gmail as beautiful, gradually over the next few months to allow plenty of time to users to understand and incorporate feedback into the evolving design.
Today, the Gmail team has launched two new themes: you'll see the "Preview" and "Preview (Dense)" themes in the Themes tab in Gmail Settings," the team announced.
"Why two themes? Our new interface will eventually expand dynamically to accommodate different screen sizes and user preferences, but until then you can pick the information density that you prefer," the Gmail team stated.
Here's what one of the new themes currently looks like:
And in conversation view:
"If you poke around you'll hopefully find a lot to like and a much cleaner, modern look but also few rough edges. In particular, some Labs features may look a little strange in the new themes, but those will be fixed in the coming months. You can also expect some updated themes that embody the same design principles but are better suited to working in a dark environment, use a different color palette, or include the illustrations that we know many of you love to see around your inbox," the team added.
[Source: Gmail blog]