The Gmail app is set to get a new icon as part of a broader rebrand of Google’s G Suite software, which includes Gmail, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Calendar. Replacing the classic Gmail envelope logo is an M made out of Google’s blue, red, yellow, and green brand colors. This way, the new design aligns Gmail with Google’s core brand as well as Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Chrome, and other Google products. G Suite has become “Google Workspace.” Google’s second big act for 2020 is making Gmail an integrated workspace. It started with Google Meet being integrated into web Gmail, and then Android and iOS. The new “Workspace” moniker conveys a sense of mobility, and how work can increasingly be done anywhere.
The new Gmail puts all of Google’s key communication tools in one app. Email, instant messaging, and video calling are now side-by-side. A news added convenience is being able to very quickly preview a file linked in any document. Google announced a new pricing model for G Suite that no longer sees small businesses and large enterprises having to use the same three tiers. The new Gmail and deeper integrations between services will be available to regular users with free accounts in the “coming months.”