The web version of iCloud Mail is finally seeing a visual update to match macOS Big Sur and iPadOS 14 after being stuck on its iOS 7 look for the last several years.
According to 9to5Mac, the latest beta for iCloud on the web has updated the user experience for iCloud Mail. The updated experience looks similar to the refresh that iCloud Mail received when Apple released macOS Big Sur and iPadOS 14 to users in the fall of 2020.
It’s been a while since iCloud Mail on the web has seen any significant design improvements. Today’s version of the app still looks like it was ripped from iOS 7, and it’s getting more than a little long in the tooth.
The new look, inspired by more recent versions of Mail for Mac and iPad, sports a cleaner interface with more readable fonts. It also features a completely redesigned and less obtrusive compose window.
Bolder icons and fonts make side bar items, email previews, buttons, and subject lines much easier to see in the new iCloud Mail interface. You also get contact pictures at the top of your emails, just like in macOS.
One of the most welcome changes is to the mail compose window. Rather than taking up the entire screen as before, the window now appears as a smaller popup that’s much cleaner and less intrusive.
For now, Mail seems to be the only iCloud web app that’s getting a design refresh, with the others unchanged in the iCloud beta website.
If you want to give it a try, go to beta.icloud.com, sign in with your AppleID as usual, and after selecting Mail, you’ll see the new updated interface.