How can I Get my Old Gmail Back?

Gmail is one of the biggest email service providers in the world since its inception. The competitors to Gmail don’t come close to the features and popularity. Over the years, Gmail has adopted many designs but only a few of them were well received. But, sometimes it feels like, that is too much and we want to go back to the old design as quickly as possible.

Recently Google announced, they’ll be refreshing the look of Gmail once again. And this time they’ll use material design elements to make it more modern.

But, everyone doesn’t share the same vision as the developers and designers at Google. And when the new design of Gmail is finally out, many people don’t like it straight away. We all know that we will begin like it once we are exposed to it long enough. But that is not the point, people were raging and furious over the latest design and wanted a rollback to the older one. They even tried to contact Gmail by phone but did not succeed in that, obviously.

If you are that person and you are looking to roll back the Gmail design elements, you are in the right place. And you should know that this is the first time Google is allowing the users to switch to the previous design. You can use the steps to roll back the Gmail design.

  1. Open your Gmail and click on the Settings gear on the top right side of the Inbox.

  2. A pop-up menu will appear, you need to click on the ‘Go back to Classic Gmail’ option to revert to the old Gmail.

Before actually switching it back you will be asked why you want to switch to the old one. This is, of course, optional, but you can answer if you have a strong disliking for a feature on the new one.

This is kind of a feedback form that will help them in improving the system more. You won’t have to speak to a Google representative if you provided the details here. Otherwise, you may need to contact them and inform them about the things that they need to change about the new look of Gmail.

One thing to note here is that New Gmail offers three different styles which are Default, Comfortable and compact. You can choose any one of them according to your liking. If you still don’t like any of them, its time you switch back to the old Gmail.

Also read here - Gmail.

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