General availability for Google’s redesigned Gmail client will start in July 2018, the search giant announced on Monday.
While G Suite admins will have the option to allow their users to opt out of using the new web client (at least temporarily), Google will require all users to start using the new Gmail before the end of the year.
The company says it will start automatically migrating Gmail users to the new web experience eight weeks after general availability.
Users will have the option to opt out of using the new client for an additional four weeks. Afterwards, there’s no going back; users won’t have the option to delay moving to the new client after four weeks, nor will they be able to switch back to the old client after they’re migrated to the new one.
Google’s Waterloo team helped design some of the more noteworthy features of the new Gmail, including the client’s new Confidential Mode.