The new Gmail design was officially confirmed by Google a few weeks back. The company first rolled it out for G Suite users, before bringing it to regular Gmail users. It has been gradually bringing the new design to more Gmail users around the world, but Google has now revealed plans to slowly phase out the old Gmail design for all users.
Google will move users over to the new Gmail design so that it can phase out the old design entirely. This will start next month but initially for G Suite users only. If you have a paid account from your company, you will soon be shifted over to the new Gmail design.
We don’t know when it’s going to start doing this for regular Gmail users, but it’s only a matter of time. Google doesn’t force users to move over to the new design. You can opt-in to use it if you want, but you can’t if the G Suite account administrator hasn’t enabled it. But in July, administrators will have to give users in their organization the ability to opt-in if they want the new design.
It will then switch over all G Suite users to the new design by September this year but will offer the opt-out option for another month. Users will have no choice but to use the new design in October though.