How to get the new Gmail right now

Gmail's got a new look, and you can try it right now with this quick tip.

Rumors about a new Gmail have been circling the Web, and the changes are definitely coming .

Google explains that Gmail will get a lift over the next few months, and is "part of a Google-wide effort to bring you an experience that's more focused, elastic, and effortless". Users can also expect changes in Google Calendar, which will be rolled out over the next few days.

It's unclear when the new Gmail interface will take over, but until then, you can start using it with this trick:

The new Gmail has a cleaner, more refined look.
First, sign in to Gmail and head to Mail settings. Next, go to the "Themes" tab and you'll see a two new themes, "Preview" and "Preview (dense)." Select one, and your inbox will be instantly graced with a cleaner, more refined look.

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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