Google introduced an anti-phishing feature for Gmail on Android earlier this year after millions of users were affected by a widespread attack. On Thursday, the company announced it is now extending the functionality to the iOS version of its mail app to protect users on Apple devices.

Going forward, whenever a user clicks on a suspicious link in a Gmail message on iPhone or iPad, Gmail will show a prompt warning them of visiting the associated site.

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The cautionary feature is actually double-layered, so if users choose to proceed after the first dialog, they will be shown a page warning them against visiting the original URL given the high likelihood that it's a forgery.

Users don't need to install any updates to see the new anti-phishing feature as it will appear in accounts automatically, although Google says rollout could take up to 15 days for all users to see the change as it propagates through Gmail's scheduled and rapid release tracks.

Gmail is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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genovelle Avatar
89 months ago
It's a shame that Apple won't let us default apps to google.

Google is way better at software than Apple will ever be.

This is coming from a huge Apple fan
Maybe because they can not be trusted. This is the same company that was sued by Apple for hacking Safari because they had access to early source code so they could by pass the do not track preference when requested. Also, Google software is extremely buggy and is becoming the new flash. Many issues come from Google putting servers on your computer to extract data. This is a conflict with other services.
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Fafafoooey Avatar
89 months ago
What about their Inbox app?
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576316 Avatar
89 months ago
It's a shame that Apple won't let us default apps to google.

Google is way better at software than Apple will ever be.

This is coming from a huge Apple fan
Okay no. Google are literally the devil. They couldn't be trusted with a pet goldfish.
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Telos101 Avatar
89 months ago
Also, Google software is extremely buggy and is becoming the new flash. Many issues come from Google putting servers on your computer to extract data. This is a conflict with other services.
Whenever I try to bulk delete emails in Gmail the app craps out on me after tapping about 5-10 emails. So yeah. Annoying.
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riverfreak Avatar
89 months ago
Apple needs to adopt a faster rollout policy of software, not these monolithic updates that come about a couple of times a year and are tied to the whole OS.

They have barely touched core productivity apps like Calendar which sucks in so many ways. Mail has add some cosmetic improvements but that's about it.
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coolfactor Avatar
89 months ago
It's a shame that Apple won't let us default apps to google.

Google is way better at software than Apple will ever be.

This is coming from a huge Apple fan
If you want true first-class Google integration, then why don't you have an Android phone? (genuine question)

As for Google being better at software, I think that generalizes too much. There's different types/classes of software, not to mention programming tools for making software.

Here's a fun question for you — which operating system do you think is most popular at Google among their developers — Windows, Linux, Chrome OS or macOS?
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