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Google updates its Gmail app to allow some actions to be undone

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Google updates its Gmail app to allow some actions to be undone
Google has updated its Gmail mobile app to include an "undo" function that will allow the reversal of four major actions. Archive, delete, add or remove a label or move a message all can be "undone" if the decision to do so takes place within a "small window of opportunity."

Once you take one of the four actions, a yellow bar appears that shows the last thing you did and allows you to undo it. Even if you move to another Gmail screen, the yellow bar stays with you. And if time runs out on the window to undo your action, there are other ways to make a correction.

The "undo" feature is available on devices running Android or iOS except those tablets with the two panel Gmail user interface. BlackBerry users with a smartphone running OS 6.0 can also find this update available.

source: GoogleMobileBlog via IntoMobile

The new update for Google's mobile Gmail app allows the user to undo four actions

The new update for Google's mobile Gmail app allows the user to undo four actions


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posted on 20 Apr 2011, 01:35 1

1. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


I have had this on my droid incredible ever since last summer

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 02:42 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Agreed, been on my X forever.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 07:50

3. Knicknevin (Posts: 135; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


Can we get the ability to create labels yet....

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 08:05 1

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 822; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


How about multitouch? My N8 has pinch zoom in the email client and yet the Gmail app on my Captivate doesn't. Wtf?

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 10:13

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Maybe because the screen is large enough and the text big enough that it's unnecessary?

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 10:36

6. mikeypopps (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Actually you can't see html image emails in one view. You have to pan around them its really ridiculous. There isnt even a zoom out button.

As far as the undo, I've had it since day one last year on my Captivate. It appears on the top of the screen after I delete or move or archive anything. I think just the "other ways to do the correction" are new.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 19:37 1

7. Rate (unregistered)


How about copy and paste? I find in INCREDIBLY annoying that you can't copy and paste from e-mails.

Though that might be in a newer version of Android, because I still have a Moment with 2.1 :/

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