Google may be working on a new user interface for the web version of Gmail, its popular online webmail service.
According to a new report, Google is testing new features for Gmail’s web interface. Geek.com claims to have access to screenshots of the new Gmail screen undergoing testing.
The interface featured in the screenshots features more white space and removed the new tabs feature. There’s a new hamburger menu at the left side that hides the different mail folders, and even the mail categorization groups which are currently present as tabs. The Hangouts chat menu is placed at the top right with a drop down list of chat contact and a big Search box sits in the middle.
On the right hand side towards the bottom, the interface features email and reminder creation buttons that are round shaped. According to the website, the tools will let users store multiple unfinished messages or reminders.
It also includes a new pin system that reportedly replaces stars for flagging important mails. It lets users pin important mails by dragging them around.
It’s not clear when Google will eventually release the new interface and it’s not confirmed if it would even use the interface in the form revealed in the screenshots. It may be possible that the company showcases it at the forthcoming Google I/O even in June.