In an effort to keep up with Slack and Microsoft Teams Google is redesigning Gmail to bring collaboration to the foreground.
Screenshots leaked by 9to5Google, Google seemingly has a big Gmail redesign in the works that could let you work on Google Docs, and talk over Google Meet and collaborate with work colleagues all without leaving Gmail.
In the redesign, there are now tabs for Mail, Chat, Rooms, and Meet. The Chat tab looks to take you to your conversations with people, while Rooms appear to be spaces for topic-based conversations, similar to Slack channels. The Meet tab shows your upcoming Google Meet meetings and suggestions for who you might want to contact.
Expect some announcements at Google Cloud Next, which is currently “OnAir” offering nine full weeks of programming to help you solve your toughest business challenges in the cloud.