Google’s slick new Gmail app is coming to everyone by the end of the year.
After releasing it out in beta this spring, Google has now released a timeline for when users can expect to receive it on their accounts and when they’ll lose access to the old style Gmail.
Currently, a user can opt into the new Gmail manually of their own volition, or wait for their admin to enable the feature (in the case of GSuite subscribers. In July 2018, Google will launch the new Gmail web-app to GA users, who will now all have the ability to use the new service. 8 weeks after that, anyone who hasn’t done that will be automatically transitioned to the new Gmail service, with a 4 week period to opt out (but only during that period.).
For G-Suite admins, they have the following options for their users:
- Immediately transition their users to the new Gmail. For a period of time, users will still have the option to opt out (see below for more details).
- Allow their users to opt into the new Gmail at the time of their choice. For a period of time, users will still have the option to opt out (see below for more details).
- Wait approximately four weeks until their users are allowed to opt into the new Gmail. For a period of time, users will still have the option to opt out
Google notes that 12 weeks after the general availability of the new Gmail in July, all users will automatically be opted into the new experience. For users who’ve opted in, the ability to opt out will be removed
By October, the new Gmail is expected to be only universal Gmail web experience.