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Gmail’s teeny-tiny Compose button gets a little bigger with the latest update

By Nadeem Sarwar June 5, 2020, 8:30 am

The Compose button on Gmail app for Android is a small floating circle with a colorful ‘+’ icon flashing across it. Or at least, it used to look like that. And if you found the button’s itty-bitty size inconvenient, there is some good news for you.

The latest update for Gmail on Android replaces the round Compose button with a pill-shaped floating action button that has a pen icon and “Compose” written over it. And instead of the rainbow of colors, the new Compose button just has a red accent with plain black or white background.

As you scroll down your inbox in the Gmail app, the pill-shaped composed button automatically retracts to a small circular icon, while scrolling up reverts back to the new pill-shaped design. However, it is unclear if the desktop client will follow suit too.

The old compose button vs the new pill-shaped compose button in Gmail for Android

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