Friday , February 16 2018

Google announces Gmail app updates including unified inbox and improved conversation view support

If you’re using Android, chances are you’re a fairly hefty user of Gmail. Google has been adding more features and functions to Gmail of late, adding the ability to use Yahoo, Outlook and other services, including Exchange supports in the update to Gmail version 5.0 last year. Now Google has added some more tweaks to the functionality adding a few new features.

First up is a unified inbox, allowing you to view all your email, no matter which account it appears in, in one stream. You can activate the new feature by selecting the “All Inboxes” option in Gmail.

Google has also improved their conversation threading in email that comes from external providers. While Gmail email threads generally look great with conversations, other providers aren’t so great. From this update though, you’ll find that conversations from Outlook, Yahoo and other email services will begin looking just like their Gmail counterparts:
Conversations View Final

Google has also introduced a few more minor functions such as smarter search with better auto-complete and new more responsive animations, larger attachments and single tap to save attachments to Drive.

The update will be rolling out from today to Gmail users – look out for that prompt to update your app in Google Play.

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Gmail blog.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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2 Comments on "Google announces Gmail app updates including unified inbox and improved conversation view support"

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I don’t like the emails mixed from different accounts. too bad

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Unfortunately, if you open an email from a notification it still goes to that email account so you then have to switch back to the unified inbox, but it’s a definite improvement. I’ve been waiting for this for years!

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