iCloud Mail is getting a shiny new interface for the web

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iCloud Mail gets a new look
A cleaner, more modern design.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

Apple has begun testing a revamped iCloud Mail interface for the web. The new look resembles the most recent version of the built-in Mail app in macOS and iPadOS, and users can try out the beta today.

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.

iCloud Mail gets a new look

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.

iCloud Mail gets a new look
Composing a new email no longer fills your entire screen.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

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.

Coming this fall?

It’s not yet clear when the new iCloud Mail interface for the web will be available to all, but it’s likely to roll out alongside iOS and iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey sometime this fall. For now, you can use it in beta.

Simply visit beta.icloud.com in your browser and log into your iCloud account.