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Facebook Lookalike New Gmail Interface Leaked

Internet giant Google ‘accidentally' posted a YouTube video on Thursday which hinted towards the company's massively popular email service Gmail undergoing a massive makeover in the coming days.

The video (opens in new tab) has now been marked as private though. According to Jason Cornwell, a designer in the Gmail UX team, the new look and feel of the popular email service will be totally different from how it is today. "We've completely redesigned the look and feel of Gmail to make it as clean, simple and intuitive as possible," said Cornwell, according to a Venture Beat (opens in new tab) report.

A look at the leaked video, and it was pretty much clear that Cornwell meant what he said. The new design is more or less based on a Gmail preview theme which has been already made available to users.

On top of that there are plenty of new additions as well. There is an abundance of white space in the new interface, thus making elements such as "starred", "important" etc. stand out from other contents.

Unread messages in the inbox will be coloured in white, whereas the comparatively older messages will be slightly shaded. No doubt, the new Gmail interface seems to be a lot more convenient than the existing one, however, experts are pointing out that it's "dangerously" similar to the Facebook message page.

Below is the Facebook Interface:

Below is the new Gmail look:

Images can be found here (opens in new tab).

Ravi Mandalia
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