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New version of Gmail about to be released

Google are set to release an updated version of Gmail. It will offer a redesigned conversation thread system and an enhanced search algorithm. A video was posted online explaining the new features and changes.

The video is presented by Jason Cornwell, the user experience designer for Gmail. Access to the video had been made private since accidentally being made public, but other people managed to grab it before and share it via Youtube.

Gmail representative Andrea Freund told Mashable “Oops, you weren’t supposed to see that, Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing more info on Gmail’s new look soon.”

The redesign is set to clean up the interface, which can honestly look a little messy at times as it stands. Mashable add “Gmail will expand dynamically to accommodate any window size; users can adjust the size of label and chat areas; themes will include high-definition imagery; conversations — a.k.a. email threads — have been redesigned for readability and will include profile pictures (conversations look like more status updates); and search has been made more user-friendly, which means regular users can stop worrying about using Gmail search operators and simply input text into fields to find email messages.”

Kitguru says: Looks like a major overhaul, and a good one at that.

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