Note: Google has made the new Gmail look permanent, if you do not seek a proper solution through this post, read this guide to permanently revert to old Gmail. Or read here how to revert old Gmail Compose feature. OR revert to old Gmail inbox if you’re wishing to do so. Also see alternatives to revert to old Gmail login.
Google has been updating the look of it’s services and products, and most recent in this list is Gmail. Some are liking the new look of Google services, while some are not. I too, am not liking the new look of Gmail, because I’ve got used to of the previous layout. People need time to become used to of certain things, same rule applies to this case also.
How to switch to Gmail newer look?
To switch your Gmail to the newer look, click “Switch to the New look” link appearing in the bottom-right of your Gmail. A dialogue asking “Gmail is getting a new look” will appear.
Click “Switch to the new look” button. Next, you will see the updated, new, more organized, non-cluttered look of Gmail with more vibrant themes.
How to revert back to Gmail older look?
Note: The old URL modification trick won’t work to revert to older Gmail (eg. http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1).
If you too are not liking the updated, new Gmail design, you can switch back to Gmail Older version temporarily by using the below given simple method:
- Log in to your Gmail account and click on the gear icon at the far right in the mail-navigation menu.
- A pop-out menu will appear. Click “Revert to the old look temporarily”.
- In the next dialogue, click the button saying “Revert to the old look temporarily” again. You’ll be redirected to the older version of Gmail.
Done, you’ve reverted back Gmail older look temporarily, till Google doesn’t make the new look permanent. Refer below screenshot.
You may send your feedback to Google about this change by visiting the Send Feedback link appearing at the bottom of new Gmail.
Update: Since Google has started locking the new Gmail Interface, this method won’t work for some of you. But, here’s a better solution: Permanetly Revert to Gmail Old Look.
Also see how to revert to old Facebook from Timeline.