I updated my Gmail to the new interface, and all of the buttons to attach a file, format the text, etc. are gone. See the image below. Is this a bug in the interface, or something wrong with my browser?

My browser is Chromium version 68.0.3440.75, running on Debian 9.5 (64-bit).

Gmail, compose message

  • That’s probably a bug, because I can see the buttons without a problem.
    – Alex
    Aug 15, 2018 at 18:37

2 Answers 2


try to toggle Plain text mode:

Windows: 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
Chrome: Version 68.0.3440.106 (Official Build) (64-bit)

  • I toggled it on and off and all the icons appeared. I think they were just hidden somehow. Thank you!
    – Michael A
    Aug 15, 2018 at 18:00

You can always drag and drop the files inside the new message box. If it’s an image, you have two options:

  1. drag it in the mail body part to put it inline;

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  1. drag it in the lower part of the window, at the send button level, to attach it.

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