Gmail gets a makeover: here’s how to switch to the old layout

Tips & Tricks

oi-Abhinaya Prabhu

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Google brings a new layout to Gmail, which is offered to many users through an OTA update. This new presentation brings several Google communication services such as Chat, Meet and Gmail into a unified interface. All Gmail users will automatically be moved to this new default layout, but those who want the old layout also have the option to opt out.

If you don’t want to switch to the new Gmail layout, you can opt out through the Settings menu. The shortcut option for Gmail users who don’t want to switch to the new layout can be seen in the email client’s quick settings.

New Gmail layout

The new Gmail UI started rolling out to Gmail users in February this year, but it was only available to some users and not its entire 1.5 million user base. users. Since switching to the new layout is automatic, you can disable it and keep the old layout by following the steps below.

Step 1: First, you need to head to the main page of Gmail.
2nd step: Now open Gmail quick settings in the top right corner. It’s the gear-shaped icon positioned to the right of the profile icon.
Step 3: Click Quick Settings and you’ll see a shortcut to try out the new layout at the top of the settings mini-menu, which will appear.
Step 4: Enable the toggle and Gmail will restart the tab to switch to the new layout.

Gmail gets a makeover: here's how to switch to the old layout

How to switch to the old Gmail layout

To return to the new Gmail layout, you will need to follow the steps detailed here.

Step 1: First, you need to head to the main page of Gmail.
2nd step: Now, open the gear-shaped icon in the upper right corner to access Gmail quick settings.
Step 3: Instead of the shortcut at the top to switch to the new layout, you need to click on the option to switch back to the old layout.
Step 4: Enable the toggle and Gmail will restart the tab to revert to the old layout.

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Article first published: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 1:43 p.m. [IST]