Google today released a new version of its Gmail app for iOS devices, and while not listed as a new feature, the update introduces support for the iPhone X, Apple's newest flagship device.
The new version of the Gmail app allows it to take full advantage of the larger bezel-free display of the iPhone X, doing away with the large black bars that were previously present at the top and bottom of the app.
With the new view, you can see an additional email when viewing your main inbox, and there is more room for reading and composing email messages. It also looks much nicer in general without the ugly black bars.
Today's update also introduces support for adding non-Google email accounts to the Gmail app via IMAP.
Google has been slowly updating its iOS apps with iPhone X support and has thus far updated Gmail, Google Maps, and its productivity apps like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
Gmail for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
JK, Google Voice is still a mess.
The iPhone X has been publicly available for exactly 32 days... and maybe Google's iOS developers were a little busy with previous projects?!?!
I'm sorry you had to use the GMail app with black bars for the last 32 days.
But your long national nightmare is over.
Enjoy the new GMail app. Have a beer and celebrate. :)
Google already owns your soul.
Not saying we have the right to complain about a free app, but I personally used Gmail and Google Maps a lot less because of the app not being updated. I can't imagine Google wants users to use their most important apps less (I even tried out Apple Maps for a day, but ran back to Google Maps quickly enough). But both have been updated, so everybody can move along now :)