iCloud Mail on the web gets a major redesign in the latest beta

Icloud Mail Web Beta
Icloud Mail Web Beta (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • iCloud Mail for the web is getting a design refresh.
  • The design in the latest beta for iCloud on the web matches that of macOS Big Sur and iPadOS 14.

iCloud Mail on the web is updating its design to match macOS Big Sur and iPadOS 14.

As reported by 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.

In addition to the design refresh, composing an email in the beta opens in the same window as well instead of pushing you to a new window or tab.

When entering the iCloud beta website, users will find a refreshed version of the Mail web app. The new design looks more similar to the current Mail app available on the iPad and Mac, as it features a cleaner interface with thicker icons.Another difference between the old and new iCloud Mail on the web is the mail composition panel, which now pops up in the same window, while the old one brings the composition panel in a separate window.

Icloud Mail Web Beta Compose

Icloud Mail Web Beta Compose (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

It appears that the Mail app is the only part of iCloud on the web to get a major design refresh as of yet. The rest of the apps still sport their old design, even on the beta website.

It's currently unclear when Apple plans to roll the new design of iCloud Mail for the web out to all users. If you want to try out the new design on the web, you can do so by logging on to the iCloud beta website. Of course, you can also just use the Mail app on macOS Big Sur or iPadOS 14 as well.

If iCloud isn't your thing and you're looking for an email client for your Mac, check out our list of the Best Mail Apps for Mac 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.