A Minor but Important Change on Gmail Sign-in Page

  • Courtney Millhouse
  • 08 Jul 2021

If you enter your Gmail via its web interface, you might have paid zero attention to one minor detail that has changed recently. Now, as the web panel loads, the text under the Gmail logo has changed. Now, instead of the former “Gmail”, it says “Google Workspace”

It shows regardless of whether you enter your credentials manually or have them saved in your browser. Neither does it matter whether it’s a free personal or a paid corporate account. Google Workspace has entered throughout Gmail and remains there.

What’s the significance of this petty detail? It’s not as petty as it might seem. While nothing changes in the experience when working with your mail, it may mean that Google is merging all its services into one unified platform. It will probably bring together services like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Meet, and, of course, Google Docs/Sheets that will form a unified workspace.

It will result (at least, so it’s designed) in better remote collaboration and easier project integration. One might think that Google services are already well integrated, but there is still a lot to do to provide a really seamless space where transitions between mail, cloud files, pictures, documents, and video conferences are almost unnoticeable. And Gmail is on its way there.

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