Gmail's basic HTML view will be discontinued in 2024, as Google shifts to a more modern and feature-rich email experience. Users who prefer the basic HTML view can still access it until January 2024, but it will no longer be the default view.
Google announced the change in a support article, saying that the basic HTML view is "no longer meeting the needs of our users." The company said that the standard view offers a number of advantages, including:
- A more modern and responsive design
- Support for more features, such as rich text formatting and inline images
- Improved performance and security
Google recommends that users switch to the standard view as soon as possible. To do this, simply click on the "Gear" icon in the top right corner of the Gmail window and select "See all settings." Then, under the "General" tab, select "Standard view" from the "Display density" drop-down menu.
If you need help switching to the standard view, or if you have any questions about the change, you can visit the Google support website.
In addition to the advantages listed by Google, the standard view also offers a number of other benefits, such as:
- Easier access to Gmail's search bar and other features
- A more consistent experience across all devices
- The ability to customize the look and feel of your Gmail inbox
If you're currently using the basic HTML view, I encourage you to switch to the standard view as soon as possible. You may be surprised at how much you enjoy it.