Easily Switch Between the New Gmail and Classic Gmail

By | September 11, 2018
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Easily Switch Between the New Gmail and Classic Gmail

A few months ago Gmail announced the new Gmail with a new  interface. But if you’re a fan of the classic (or old) Gmail, no problem. Google has done something many companies don’t do much anymore and that’s give you a choice. If you don’t like the new Gmail, you can easily switch back to classic Gmail – or the “old Gmail” as we call it.

Whether you like the new Gmail or the classic (old) Gmail, it’s easy to switch back and forth. This tip is to remind you that you can switch back and forth and we show you how.

Sign into Gmail, and click on the Settings icon (it looks like a gear). If you’re using the new gmail, click on “Go back to classic Gmail” and Gmail will quickly switch back to its old look.

Cloudeight Gmail Tips

If you’re using classic Gmail and want to try the new Gmail, click on the Settings icon, and click on “Try the new Gmail”and Gmail will switch to the new look.

Cloudeight Gmail Tips

You can switch back and forth as much as you like without affecting your email messages.

New gmail or classic Gmail: Which do you like best?

7 thoughts on “Easily Switch Between the New Gmail and Classic Gmail

  1. Yvonne

    I switched back to the Classic version immediately. It’s good Google gives us a choice, and I thank them for it… I prefer to keep my life as simple as possible. As they say: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

  2. Sandy Goga

    So glad we can switch back to the old version. I could not find any Trash in the new Gmail and I couldn’t delete my Trash. It’s there in the old version.

  3. Larry Emmons

    They forgot to tell you that Gmail will soon be switching all Gmail users to the new version. Like it or not. You will then not be able to go back to the old version. So you might as well get used to the new version now.

    1. infoave Post author

      Not true, Larry. As of right now there is no word from Google on if or when they’ll remove the option to switch between new Gmail and classic Gmail. You must be referring to the announcement from Google about G-Suite users (not ordinary Gmail users). G-Suite is Google’s cloud for enterprise. Google will force-migrate G Suite users to the new Gmail in October 2018 with no way to opt-out. … all G Suite users will be forced to migrate to the new Gmail. There’s been no word from Google on when or if any of these changes will apply to regular users of Gmail.

  4. Betsy

    I switched back, immediately, as well. I did not like that “new” version at all.
    So glad they let us keep the old..I like keeping what we get used to using..


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