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Gmail on the web is getting a massive redesign — here’s our first look

The web version of Gmail is starting to look a little bit old hat, so it’s good to hear Google is planning a little spring spruce.

Google has confirmed it is planning to give Gmail a “fresh, clean look for Gmail on the web,” while introducing “several new features.”

According to a document spied by The Verge, those features will include the ability to snooze emails, send smart replies and access some functionality offline.

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The first image of the webmail client emerged this week, showing that clean design, as well as a built in Google Calendar pane on the right side of the page.

Image credit: The Verge

The new design and features take inspiration from the mobile app, with smart replies already offering suggestions to enable users to quickly reply.

Other features like the Snooze and Smart Reply sit within the Inbox application.

While the Google Calendar pane will be available, making it much easier to schedule meetings, users could also choose the Keep note-taking app to sit next to their inbox.

A Google spokesperson said: “We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase). We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can’t share anything yet—archive this for now, and we’ll let you know when it’s time to hit send.”

Google is currently testing the redesign and it’s likely to roll out around the time of the Google I/O developer conference which starts next month.

We’re also expecting to see the new version of the Android operating system detailed during the annual event.

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