Google rolled out a noteworthy change to Gmail for the web in April of last year, bringing it up-to-date with the “Material Theme”.
Now, months later, that same change is finally arriving for the Gmail for Android app. According to reports, the user interface change is rolling out beginning today. This is a standard update, though, so it may take some time before it arrives on supported devices out there in the wild. If you don’t receive the update today, it should arrive soon enough.
The customized font is the primary change here, with Google adopting its own Google Sans font. Being able to switch accounts has been moved, too, and can now be found in the top-right corner, embedded within the search bar. The search bar is the go-to option now, serving as the primary means of navigation when it comes to finding emails and more.
Users can choose different stylings for displaying their emails, just like on the web. That includes compact, default, and comfortable. Otherwise, there aren’t many new features being added to the mix. The update is meant to show off the Material Theme more than anything else. Which should be a welcomed addition for folks who like the design aesthetic.