So I've tried new Gmail design. I couldn't believe it was that ugly and unpleasant to use.

How to roll back to previous normal Gmail design?

New Gmail design:

New Gmail design screen shot

  • Please bear in mind that this change will became permanent in the near future.
    – Alex
    Sep 20, 2018 at 18:47
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    Yes, we no longer have the ability to switch back to classic gmail.
    – Axion004
    Sep 29, 2018 at 13:33

2 Answers 2


Update: Users report that the rollback option disappears. See my note ↓

From the settings button on the top right of your inbox - the first option is Go back to classic Gmail.

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Note: I believe some day it will be permanent and you won't be able to use the old design anymore. The same as happened with the new calendar.
So keep that in mind.

  • We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Now let's use normal one
    – Green
    Jun 8, 2018 at 13:15
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    this option disappeared for me. for anyone else too? see: imgur.com/a/Wem1xoU
    – beta
    Sep 25, 2018 at 16:11
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    @beta Yes, my father has seen it disappear from his options, though it still exists for me. He is not happy.
    – apathos
    Sep 27, 2018 at 15:45
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    Disappeared for me too. =-( Looking for "go back to classic gmail" option- nowhere to be found.
    – Noon Time
    Sep 28, 2018 at 19:26
  • Unfortunately it was too expected 🤷 Sep 29, 2018 at 21:01

You can't anymore, you're stuck with the new Gmail look.

At least until Google's Gmail team decides to change it again in the future, but for now they've removed the "Go back to classic Gmail" option

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