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.

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Google's Gmail app on an iPhone X before and after today's update.

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]

Tags: Google, Gmail

Top Rated Comments

ipodlover77 Avatar
63 months ago
FINALLY. I can finally stop refreshing the app store wishing this update would come out.


JK, Google Voice is still a mess.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dchdch Avatar
63 months ago
Still no update for their Inbox app... geez.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
63 months ago
Google should be ashamed how long it took to get this out.
I'm ashamed by your comment. :p

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. :)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freezah Avatar
63 months ago
It took GOOGLE almost three months to adjust freaking layout to the new screen size ? WTF, do they rely on single interns doing their job after finished shift at McDonald’s ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
63 months ago
Two questions:
1) So I can get push notifications with their app right?
2) If I use this app, how much closer is Google to owning my soul?
You have been able to receive push notifications from the Gmail app since few years ago.

Google already owns your soul.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deuxani Avatar
63 months ago

The iPhone X has been publicly available for exactly 32 days... and maybe Google's iOS developers were a little busy with previous projects?!?!
Well, to be honest, iOS 11 was announced and available for beta testing and development in June. By following the safe area rules they could've started updating Gmail back then already. Then, the iPhone X got announced in September and they could've tested it in Xcode simulator from that date onwards. So actually Google had months the time to update their app.

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 :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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