March 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM ET
Google has updated its Gmail mobile web app to have a clean new look reminiscent of the latest iOS app, following positive feedback from the most recent redesign.
Heavy Gmail users probably use a dedicated app for their email needs, but being able to access the service via the browser is always handy. Whether on a friend's phone or a device without access to official Google apps, the mobile Gmail is accessible (like on the desktop) by pointing the browser at gmail.com, where you can log in as normal.
The redesigned mobile interface follows the example of the new iOS version introduced in December. Search will autocomplete, calendar items can be responded to within the mail, and the new look is cleaner in general.
No need to update anything on your end — just visit gmail.com and the new version should load right up.
Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website is coldewey.cc.