My G Suite Gmail favicon has turned blue. Now it looks like this: enter image description here

  • What the color change mean? Is is part of a rebranding, or is it supposed to notify users about some special state of Gmail app?

  • Is it possible to get back to the original red icon?


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According to the Google forum it is a bug that is due to the lab "Unread message icon" being enabled. If you turn off that lab it reverts back to red. I am not sure what else to tell you and this is definitely annoying.

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    Please add the Google forum link.
    – serenesat
    Commented Jan 29, 2018 at 12:41
  • It seems to be fixed. Red envelope icon is back again.
    – czerny
    Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 11:42

Supposedly the developer of the Lab feature, is now favoring blue for Google Apps (G Suite), since most users of G Suite also have a personal (red) account of Gmail too. https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/apps/ZXJvWINKpwI/DIrg7F3FBAAJ

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