Gmail App for iOS Gains iOS 14 Widget Support

Google today updated its Gmail app designed for the iPhone and the iPad, introducing a new widget that can be added to the Today center alongside other widgets or to the Home Screen on an ‌iPhone‌.

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After updating, the Gmail widget can be added to the ‌Home Screen‌ by pressing and holding to enter jiggle mode and then tapping the "+" button. From there, scroll down and tap on Gmail to add the widget, using a finger to drag it to the appropriate spot.

The Gmail widget can be used to search within the Gmail app, compose a new email message, or view unread email messages. It provides shortcuts for these tasks only and does not list sensitive email information nor can it be customized with other functionality.

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Top Rated Comments

seanbperiod Avatar
27 months ago
Wow - great job on a useless widget - so instead of just viewing the app icon with unread counts, or just tapping the icon to open the app and getting the same functionality, we now have the option of taking up 8 icon spaces. Awesome work Google!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
27 months ago
Widgets have potential and I hope Apple delivers it with the next iteration. Right now they are basically huge icons.

I want widgets to be contextual, interactive, clickable and able to perform the functions of the app from the main screen without taking me to it and adding one more step to the process.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
27 months ago

Wow - great job on a useless widget - so instead of just viewing the app icon with unread counts, or just tapping the icon to open the app and getting the same functionality, we now have the option of taking up 8 icon spaces. Awesome work Google!
well to be fair, they are pretty limited by apples widget guidelines
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgwaste Avatar
27 months ago
I wish apple would allow 1x1 widgets so that I can fit 4 pieces of different information in the same space.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
27 months ago

Is that iPhone 12 pro yellow screengate I see in them screenshots. ?‍♂️

There is no escaping it ?‍♂️? IT'S EVERYWHERE. ???
Any chance you're viewing it on an iPhone 12 Pro?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
27 months ago

I remember an article from a few years ago that said "You want the best Google experience? Buy an iPhone". Exactly pointing out that for some reason Google pays much more attention to its iPhone apps than to its Android apps.
The American market is dominated by iOS, and Apple users are also the most willing to pay for apps and services, I am not coming up with this, I actually heard about it in an App Development research/teaching group.

The rest of the world uses Android, but a large proportion of those users are not paying subscribers to any type of service Google offers, so... it makes sense.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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