How to get the new Gmail right now

Gmail is undergoing a massive redesign and gaining plenty of new features. Here's how to get it right now!

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
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Google just announced a huge update to Gmail, adding new features such as high-priority notifications, confidential mode and better offline support.

Watch this: The new Gmail is here

Not all features will be available at launch. Those immediately available include smart replies (similar to the Gmail mobile version), the option to snooze emails as in Inbox and a new tool panel on the right side of Gmail's interface for easy access to Tasks (also revamped) and Calendar .

The process to get the new look and features will depend on the type of Google account you have. If you don't have the option to enable the new feature, whether you're a G Suite admin or a regular user, keep checking back. Google is rolling out access today in waves. 

Regular Gmail users

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You can enable the new look and features by clicking on the Settings cog in the top-right corner, then selecting Try the new Mail option. 

G Suite users

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If you have a Gmail account that you use for work or school, then the account administrator will need to enable the new Gmail through the Early Adopter Program. 

The administrator will need to use the Google Admin console and opt in to the new Gmail.

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