Gmail team is trying to make gmail interface clean and sleek. More importantly to blend with Google+ interface. To get this clean theme, just go to mail setting > themes > select preview theme.
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According to Venturebeat.com, the latest redesign of Gmail will have the feel of facebook layout. So no wonder Facebook is so popular social network even Gmail want to follow their Use interface.
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It all began when Google accidentally published a YouTube video display some big changes to its popular email product Gmail. Unfortunately, its already marked as private. So you cannot view it now. According to Gmail user experience Designer Jason Cornwell, “We’ve completely redesigned the look and feel of Gmail to make it as clean, simple and intuitive as possible.”
Hopefully the new design will be user friendly and less ad 🙂