Starting next week, Google Groups’ Material Design, which was in beta for months, will revamp to become the default version for all users. Google announced in a blog post about the new interface which will have several “highly requested features” on top of a new mobile design, updated collaborative inboxes, and replaces tags and categories in groups with labels.
The old and outdated look of the mobile site will finally be done away with for good and will be redesigned in a way that’s more identical to the desktop version. Available to all G Suite customers, the new Google Groups will also make browsing and searching for groups on mobile, managing membership settings, and reading group conversations much easier.
Now users will also be able to search and filter messages in a group through Labels. Collaborative inboxes, that lets teams use a Google Group as an email list, will also be updated such that users in a group can find conversations in a group using filters and quick searches.
The new Google Groups will begin rolling out on September 15th.