While web version of Gmail had a major redesign last year, the app for Android and iOS did not change, other than the colorful colors removal in place of an entirely white hospital look. According to Engadget, a new redesigned Gmail mobile app is scheduled for release today for Android users and for iOS in a few weeks. From the Engadget news article:
“Functionally, the new Gmail mobile app isn’t wildly different than what came before. There’s a button in the lower-right corner to compose a new email, just like before — it’s just white with a multi-colored “plus” sign, the same glyph that shows up in Gmail and Drive on the web. The iconic top red bar is now white, and the whole top area is a search bar; the old app required tapping a smaller target to get into search. Finally, there’s a shortcut right to the account switcher on the main page. Previously, switching accounts required opening the sidebar, but now that option is front and center.
A few features that came to the web version of Gmail make their way to mobile today. Probably most recognizable is that attachment previews will show up below the messages, making it easier to both find messages with attachments and get a sense of the content. For those that prefer to see more messages, Google also has “comfortable” and “compact” density options that remove attachment previews and avatars, respectively. The large red phishing warnings that Gmail on the web shows also now show up in the app”