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Gmail update now allows images to automatically load on your messages

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Gmail update now allows images to automatically load on your messages
Google has rolled out an update for Gmail that does away with the "show pictures" option on your messages. From now on, pictures and images will automatically load when you open your Gmail. No longer will you have to explain to your parents that the reason why they can't see the picture of baby Sylvestor chomping on a pacifier is because they have to hit the link to enable the picture.

How can Google do this? By hosting the pictures on its secure servers first, Google takes the risk out of automatically loading pictures on your Gmail messages. The updated version of Gmail should soon be waiting for you at the Google Play Store under My apps. If it's not there now, it should be there soon, so keep checking.

By the way, in case you were wondering, the screenshot on the left shows that you can change the settings so that images will still require your permission before appearing. If you disable the new images support, you will be asked once again to tap on the link to show pictures.

Gmail update will now allow images to load on your messages automatically
Gmail update will now allow images to load on your messages automatically

Gmail update will now allow images to load on your messages automatically


source: AndroidPolice

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posted on 11 Jan 2014, 10:19 2

1. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


NIce, this used to annoy the crap out of me. I know it's trivial and all it required was a button press, but it was still annoying.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 11:19

2. axllebeer (Posts: 260; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Glad I can turn this feature off. Wasn't going to upgrade of I couldn't. I'll still back up my current version of Gmail if things go bad.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 11:39 1

3. jibraihimi (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


I got this update yesterday itself in India.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 12:39

4. mobi_user (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


isn't this a old news. I have been seeing this for nearly a month now

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 12:57

5. sprockkets (Posts: 942; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


It's been pushed to the gmail android app. Before it was just the desktop.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 04:18

6. number29 (Posts: 129; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Google is so innovative.

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