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Google to revamp Gmail: report

Google is reportedly planning to revamp its email service Gmail, according to a leaked video on YouTube.

Google promptly removed the leaked video from YouTube, but mirrors have since been reposted.

Though the layout is expecetd to be the same, the blog said that Gmail is set to receive changes in design nd looks, making the service apear more like its social netorking cousin Google+. Among the new changes, flexible layout and the ability to alter the number of items, are expected.

The new interface is likely to have an action bar that uses icons instead of text labels, a completely new interface for conversations, and profile pictures next to contacts. There is a flexible layout that adapts to any window size. Display density options like in Google Docs, resizable chat/labels sections, new high-definition themes and an updated search box that includes advanced options, are other new features, said goooglesystem.

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It said that there is an arrow next to "Mail" and the links to Google Contacts and Google Tasks are missing.

The new Gmail interface is based on the Preview theme that’s already available in Gmail. Technically, the service is likely to have HTML5 in place of Javascript. The blog also hints at further HTML5 integration.

Importantly the leaked video said that Gmail will have greater integration with Google+.

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