Google is planning to start bumping users over to the new Gmail

San Francisco: Google has introduced an "early adopter programme (EAP)" for its newly designed Gmail with features like Gmail offline and nudging.

It will then switch over all G Suite users to the new design by September this year but will offer the opt-out option for another month.

Google has announced it will start rolling out its huge new update for Gmail from next month. Only after roughly 8 weeks of the GA announcement in July, all users will be automatically transitioned to the Gmail redesign, including those who have kept out of it till then.

It's not uncommon for Google to hold back a major redesign or set of features for its G Suite catalog of products to give professional customers a bit of extra time to prepare for the changes, and Gmail is no exception. And YOU get new Gmail!

G-Suite users will have more choice in July. But, after eight weeks, users will automatically be migrated to the new Gmail.

Though some Gmail users have criticized the design, most reviews online appear to be neutral or positive. Users will have no choice but to use the new design starting in October. During this time and through August, users will still have the ability to opt out of the update.

Google plans to provide further transitions in details in July but is encouraging admins to start testing it with users now. The opt-out will also no longer be available to users who've moved to the new Gmail already.

Google rolls out offline support in Gmail and its new Smart Compose feature that completes your sentences.

The new Gmail will add the "confidential mode", which will let users add authentication via text messages before opening an email that they deem very sensitive. This will open the Google Admin console.

  • Kara Saunders