Google and updates usually go hand-in-hand. The company has built its solid reputation largely on updating various Google programs quickly. For some reason, though, Google has taken a long time to update Gmail for Android. Finally, the new Gmail update has been released. With the new update come a few welcomed changes. If you’re an Android and Gmail users, you’ll want to know all about Google’s newest Gmail update.
The new updates are already available. If you have an Android phone and use Gmail, Google has spent some time on perfecting Gmail, so you’ll want to update as soon as you can. You may also enjoy all the time that Google’s spent working on taking advantage of Android touchscreens. Clearly, Google believes (as do other companies) that touch is the future. Here’s the complete scoop.
Pinch to Zoom: A Quick and Efficient Feature
One of the most talked about Gmail for Android features is the pinch to zoom feature. When using Gmail, Android users can pinch to exit and enter an email. This is simple to do. Simply pinch your screen and watch as your Gmail becomes easier to read. In addition to pinch and zoom, the new Gmail also comes with a swipe and delete feature that’s really effective.
Swipe and Delete
When trying to delete or archive an email, Android users can now simply swipe across that email. This action will allow users to either delete or archive an email. The actual act of moving an email to the trash or to an archive folder is no longer necessary. Clearly, Google is putting a lot of emphasis on Android’s touch screens. Lastly, Google has taken Gmail security into account with the latest Android update.
More Gmail Security Abilities
Now, Android users can easily report a phishing email. This action was available before, though it was harder to report a phishing scam. While the new security feature may not be one that will be talked about for decades, it is a feature that many Gmail users will appreciate – especially when it comes to getting rid of those pesky spam emails and phishing problems. Seemingly, Google will act on these reports faster, but that’s just speculation for the time being.
If you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth updating Gmail on your Android phone, the answer is: “yes.” Google’s new features might not be earth shattering, but the new touchscreen options are rather useful. Google’s emphasis on touch is also something that you’re bound to see a lot more of in the near future. Gmail users have been waiting for an Android update for some time now, so why not update while you can? At the moment, you can read more about the new Gmail for Android updates on the official Google blog. The new updates are currently available if you have an Android phone. If you have already updated, let me know how it went and what your first impressions are. What do you think of Google’s new Gmail features for Android?