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How to Schedule Emails in Gmail for iPhone and iPad

Thursday June 11, 2020 11:30 am PDT by
Gmail for iPhone and iPad now offers users the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a later time and date. If you don't need to send an email right now, but don't want to forget to send it later, it's a useful trick to have in your mail app. Scheduled emails are also handy if you want time to reflect on what you've written before it's sent, or when you're emailing someone in a different...

How to Enable Dark Mode in the Gmail iOS App

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:21 pm PST by
Since the release of iOS 13, Apple has included a system-wide Dark Mode option for iPhones and iPads, similar to the one it brought to the Mac in 2018 with the release of macOS Mojave. Many third-party app developers have since added support for Dark mode to their apps, although it has to be said that some popular apps have been quicker than others. On September 24, 2019, Google announced ...

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All of Google's Main Apps Now Feature Privacy Labels

Tuesday April 6, 2021 10:45 am PDT by
Four months after Apple first began requiring apps to add App Privacy labels to their App Store listings, Google has finally updated all of its most popular apps with the information, letting people know exactly what data Google is collecting. Google began adding App Privacy labels to its apps in February after months of delaying. Gmail, for example, got App Privacy labels on February 22,...
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Gmail for iOS Updated for the First Time in Three Months

Monday March 1, 2021 9:29 am PST by
After neglecting the app for several months, Google today finally updated Gmail on the App Store for the first time in exactly three months. Today's update, version 6.0.210124, says it includes "Bug fixes and performance improvements," but it is a notable update given it's the first one the app has seen in months. Alongside Gmail, Google Meet, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Calander,...
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Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Monday February 22, 2021 2:37 pm PST by
Google today quietly added App Privacy labels to its Gmail app, marking the first of its major apps to receive the privacy details aside from YouTube. Though App Privacy information has been added to Gmail, Google has done so server side and has yet to issue an update to the Gmail app. It has been two months since the Gmail app last saw an update. Earlier in February, the Gmail app was...
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Gmail iOS App Has Out of Date Warning After 2 Months of No Updates as Google Delays Privacy Labels [Updated]

Wednesday February 10, 2021 3:24 pm PST by
Though Google has promised to update its suite of apps with App Privacy labels to comply with App Store rules that Apple began enforcing in December, many of its major apps have gone months without an update and still list no privacy information. It's been so long since Google last updated the Gmail app, in fact, that Gmail now displays a warning that the latest security features are...
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Gmail App for iOS Gains iOS 14 Widget Support

Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:23 am PST by
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. 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 ...
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Gmail to Get New Icon as Part of G Suite Rebranding

Tuesday October 6, 2020 4:11 am PDT by
The Gmail app is set to get a new icon as part of a broader rebrand of Google's G Suite software, which includes Gmail, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Calendar. Replacing the classic Gmail envelope logo is an M made out of Google's blue, red, yellow, and green brand colors. The new design aligns Gmail with Google's core brand as well as Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Chrome, and other Google...
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Gmail Now Able to Be Set as Default Mail App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14

Monday September 21, 2020 12:17 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS and iPadOS 14 is allowing third-party apps to be set as alternatives to the default browser apps on the iPhone and the iPad, and now one of the most popular third-party email apps, Gmail, can be set as the default email app on your iOS devices. With the latest Gmail for iOS update available in the App Store as of today, Gmail can serve as a replacement for the Mail app. You...
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Former Apple Engineer Introduces Native Gmail Client for Mac With Multi-Account Support, System Notifications, and More

Thursday September 10, 2020 8:04 am PDT by
Neil Jhaveri, a former Apple engineer who worked on the company's default Mail app, has introduced a new Gmail client for macOS. Available in beta, Mimestream is a native app written in Swift and designed with AppKit and SwiftUI for a clean, stock appearance. Jhaveri says the app is designed to be fast, lightweight, and use a minimal amount of disk space. Mimestream uses the Gmail API...
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Gmail to Start Testing Brand Logo Validation System for Emails

Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:50 am PDT by
Google this week announced several new security features for its G Suite services, and the most notable for Gmail users is a pilot of an email specification that allows brand logos to display within authenticated emails. Brand Indications for Message Identification (BIMI) is developed by the AuthIndicators Working Group, and requires emails to pass Google's anti-abuse validation, after which ...
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Gmail iPad App Update Adds Support for Split View Multitasking

Tuesday July 7, 2020 2:17 am PDT by
Google has updated its Gmail app for iPad to add long-awaited Split View support, meaning the app can now be used in Apple's multitasking split screen mode alongside another app. Google announced the introduction of Split View support in a blog post, saying the feature is available now to all users. When using an ‌iPad‌, you're now able to multitask with Gmail and other iOS applications....
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Google Meet Videoconferencing Coming to Gmail iOS App

Wednesday June 17, 2020 2:40 am PDT by
Google made its premium Meet videoconferencing service free to use last month, and now the company has announced that it's bringing Meet to the Gmail app for iOS and Android. Google Meet offers many of the features that have made Zoom so popular in recent weeks, including video conferencing for up to 100 participants, the option to schedule meetings, and screen-sharing capabilities. In...
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Gmail App's Dark Mode Finally Completes Rollout on iPhone and iPad

Saturday June 6, 2020 12:43 am PDT by
After months of delay and inconsistent functionality, the rollout of Google's long-awaited dark mode for Gmail appears to have finally completed on iPhone and iPad. Version 6.0.200519 of Gmail, which propagated through the App Store overnight, includes the following release notes: Pro Tip (if you haven't noticed): You can now switch between dark or light theme after upgrading to iOS 13. Or...
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Gmail Users Bring Renewed Attention to Issue With Apple's Mail App Popping Open Sporadically on Mac

Monday June 1, 2020 6:56 am PDT by
In a blog post shared on Reddit, software engineer Philipp Defner has brought renewed attention to a years-old issue that results in Apple's Mail app randomly popping open as the frontmost application on the Mac. "If you are in full screen mode — like when you are giving a talk or watching a movie — it opens itself up in split view mode where it takes up half the screen while your other...
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Gmail App for iOS Gains Support for Siri Shortcuts

Tuesday February 18, 2020 2:14 pm PST by
Google today updated its Gmail app for iOS to add support for Siri Shortcuts. With ‌Siri‌ Shortcuts, Gmail users can create a shortcut that will allow them to send an email using a ‌Siri‌ voice command. Sending an email is the only capability that Google has included at this time. ‌Siri‌ Shortcuts is a feature that Apple first introduced in iOS 12, so it has taken Google several months to ...
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Gmail for iOS Gaining Integration With Apple's Files App for Adding Attachments

Thursday February 13, 2020 2:58 am PST by
Google is rolling out an update to its Gmail app for iOS devices so that users can upload attachments from Apple's native Files app. When the new feature becomes available, tap the paperclip icon when you're composing or replying to a message in the Gmail app. This will bring up a sheet with carousels for "Camera roll" and "Attachments" (formerly named "Recent attachments"). This new...
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Gmail for iOS Gains Setting for Automatically Blocking Images

Tuesday September 3, 2019 5:06 pm PDT by
Google today updated its Gmail app for iOS devices with a new image blocking setting for easier access to the option designed to prevent Gmail from automatically loading attached images. Many email tracking clients use small, invisible images as a means of tracking when an email has been opened and viewed, allowing for invasive features like read receipts. Gmail on the desktop has long...
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Gmail for iOS Gains Customizable Swipe Actions

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:12 pm PDT by
Google today announced that its Gmail for iOS app has been updated with customizable swipe actions that can be set to do the following things: Archive, Trash, Mark as read/unread, Snooze, and Move To. These are the actions that will be enabled when you use the left and right swipe gestures on emails in your inbox in the recently redesigned Gmail for iOS app. You can customize the gestures ...
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Google to Shut Down 'Inbox by Gmail' on April 2

Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:07 am PDT by
Google will shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app on April 2, the company has confirmed to users of the email app. Google announced in September that it would be shuttering the app toward the end of March 2019, but didn't give a set date for when that would happen. However, as noted on Reddit, users of the app yesterday began being notified that the app would be "going away in 15 days,"...
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Gmail, Google Docs and Google Sheets Gain Support for 2018 iPad Pro Models

Monday February 4, 2019 12:51 pm PST by
Google today updated its Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets apps for iOS devices, introducing support for the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The update brings an optimized form factor that no longer features distracting black bars at the top and bottom of the display in portrait mode or at the sides in landscape mode. Following the update, the Gmail app takes up the entirety of the iP...
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Gmail Redesign for iOS Rolling Out Starting Today

Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:17 am PST by
Google today announced that its mobile apps for Android and iOS are gaining a new look to bring them in line with the design changes and new features that were previously made available on the web. With the updated version of Gmail for iOS, attachments like photos can be viewed without opening or scrolling through a conversation. There are clear alerts when an incoming email looks...