If you are a regular Gmail app user you would easily know how the Gmail app icon looks like. It has a white envelope body with a red borderline at the top and both the sides. Well, now you can say bye-bye to this boring design as Google is introducing a new Gmail icon which will have a quad colour theme that will match its other apps.
The new icon will no longer have the envelope design. Instead of the envelope, the app will solely consist of an M which will have four colours. The four colours used in the new logo are blue, red, green, and a pop of yellow. These colours are the same colour used for all the other Google platform apps such as Chrome, Google Maps, Google Photos, Play Store and more.
Now let’s describe the new logo, the M‘s first line is coloured in blue, the divot in the middle is in red, the second line is made of green and there is a patch of yellow on the right shoulder just where the divot and the right line meets.
At first, Google had considered to fully drop the M out along with its red colour but after conducting a user based research. Google found that this logo was not sitting well with its users and the studies further showed Google that the envelope design does not hold any significant value for its users. So, Google went on to keep the M design along with its traditional quad colours.
Along with the Gmail icon, Google has also revamped some of its other app icons: Calendar, Docs, Drive, Meet, and Sheets. The new changes are considered to be a part of a bigger revamping program which comes under the G-Suite software, which is now remodelled into the Google Workspace.
Google Workspace has been introduced to give the users a unified experience to Google’s workplace productivity tools such as Gmail, Drive, Docs and Meet. The new Workspace aligns software suite to cope up with remote work challenges of modern times.