August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • Gmail on the web has picked up new visual improvements to its compose interface.
  • The new update was supposed to come out late last year, but it was pushed back due to performance improvements that needed further work.
  • In the recipient field, you can now see a recipient’s profile avatar and a right-click menu.
  • The rollout is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

Google unveiled visual updates and improvements to Gmail’s recipient field last October, promising to complete the rollout a month later. That did not occur, but the company has now resumed the update’s rollout.

The search giant announced in a blog post (opens in new tab) that the new changes to Gmail’s compose window are beginning to appear on many of the best laptops and Chromebooks. These updates were delayed because Google needed to “improve performance.”