Before, on clicking the Compose tab on Gmail a new window would open and you could type in an email. Composing email was done on this separate page. The text formatting options were scattered on the edges of the input area. Now, composing email is going to be done through a pop up.
The pop up window opens to the right corner when you click on Compose. To add a CC or BC, you need to click on the right hand corner of the pop up. The text formatting and file uploading options have been reshuffled to occupy the bottom of the pop up; it is also neatly hidden. On clicking the plus sign, the text formatting options are revealed. The centre of attention is the text box where lies the heart of any email.
One nifty feature of this change in Gmail is that when referencing older emails, you don’t need to save the current email as a draft and go on a searching spree. As the Compose function is a pop up, you have ready access to the inbox. This design helps in reducing steps that would have wasted the users’ time.
The specific reason for this shift is not known apart from the fact that this pop up composing box is a better design variant. Such user interface transformations show us that the landscape of the internet is ever changing.
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