Google Updates Gmail App on Chrome OS

Latest update adds Material You design

Google is finally bringing Material You to Gmail for Android on Chrome OS.

Chromebook users can access their email through Gmail on both the web and the app, and users who rely on the app should notice a new design and icon soon. According to 9To5Google, version 2021.09.10.397347674 introduces the Material You design and the newest logo for the application.

Person using Chromebook

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Unfortunately, this update doesn’t bring a dark theme toggle to Gmail for Android on Chrome OS, but it does introduce a new accent color to the label list, search field, and compose button.

It also still doesn’t offer Chat, Spaces, or Meet options, which you can typically see in Gmail on the web. There’s not an option to enable these things in the settings, either. 

The update should start rolling out via the Play Store today, which means users can expect to see it on your device sometime throughout the evening.

"This update doesn’t bring a dark theme toggle to Gmail for Android on Chrome OS, but it does introduce a new accent color to the label list, search field, and compose button."

If you don’t get the update automatically, you can always try to download it from the app’s store page. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait for it to roll out to your particular device. 

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