Google is reportedly working on a new logo for Gmail. This likely means that a major overhaul of the email service is planned.
Google sent an image to 9to5Google that offers a glimpse of the new Gmail logo, which is apparently still under construction.
The rounded corners follow the latest design language from Google, according to 9to5Google, which also assumes that the final version of the Gmail logo will be blue, green, red and yellow, away from the current red and white scheme. This means that the logo matches the icons for the company's other services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and Chrome.
The new Gmail logo apparently drops the envelope design as well, which makes sense as the service has become so much more than just email. Google has integrated features like Google Meet, a video conferencing service that enables encrypted meetings for up to 100 people at the same time.
Google's introduction of new logos usually involves significant upgrades and changes, so Gmail may see new features and improvements in the coming weeks and months. Gmail was the inspiration for other services like Microsoft Outlook for the web, which recently added predictive text and scheduled sending, and Google is likely aiming to keep its mailing service ahead of its competition.
A Google spokesperson confirmed to Digital Trends that the new Gmail logo sent to 9to5Google is real, but did not provide any information about any upcoming changes to the service.
Updated September 19, 2020: added Google spokesperson confirmation of the new Gmail logo.