A Gmail update:
Tired of staring at your bland Gmail theme 24/7? So are we. Thankfully, Gmail has finally come through with a major design overhaul to jazz up our email experience.
On Tuesday, Gmail announced a newly expanded theme catalog and a brand new set of emoji for email messages.
Gmail users can now access more than 100 high-resolution images to use as their inbox backgrounds or — as before — upload a personal image.
This means… not much. Except:
Gmail has also added more high-quality emojis to email messages. Previously, users could pick from a range of smaller, more basic characters to spice up their messages; with this new update, they will be able to access larger, higher quality emojis — though they are no longer animated.
Google is standardizing its emoticons across sites and services. Gmail had its own set, which don’t closely conform to broader emoticon standards. This new set is larger, but it’s also a replacement. Among the many casualties is an emoticon great: the Gmail crab.
The transition isn’t complete yet, so you still have a chance to send the Last Crab. Relive endless hours of time-wasting at work! Reconstruct long-failed relationships predicated on flirty crustaceans. Time is running out!