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To Switch Or Not To Switch… Should You Switch to the New Gmail?

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This is the question that I’ve asked myself every time I’ve checked my Gmail today. For days there’s been a cryptic blue message at the bottom of my screen, egging me on, but I just couldn’t commit. How could I? With no real indication of what I was getting myself into.

And it turns out I’m not alone. Lots of people in my Facebook feed are wondering whether they should switch too. That damn blue box is so enticing, yet terrifying at the same time.

I had basically decided to put off the switch for at least another day until I read this:

It is ok. There is a setting that makes it look closer to the old look. But I switched because soon enough they’re gonna force everyone anyway, might as well get used to it. If you don’t like it, there is a way to switch back, for now.

Well, when you put it like that, then yeah, I guess I will switch. So I switched and you know what? It wasn’t that traumatizing. It actually looks a lot like Google Docs.

So there you have it. Yes, you should switch because right now you still have a choice. Take ownership of your inbox before Google exerts even more control over you.