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Update for Gmail rolling out to Android users today

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Update for Gmail rolling out to Android users today
Gmail is getting a face lift today (Wednesday), according to the email application's Google+ account. The update brings a new cleaner design to the conversation view and with multiple message selection, you can take action on a large number of emails at one time. And to prevent a situation where you accidentally miss receiving an important email message, you can see directly from the inbox whether or not the app is synced with your Gmail account.

Google continues to use elements of its cards system, which is how information is received using Google Now. It apparently has been Mountain View's goal to use the cards to make as many Google apps as possible look the same.

If you have your Android handset configured for automatic updates, you can just sit back and wait for the notification. If you don't have your phone enabled for that feature, you can check into the Google Play Store every now and then, or you can go into the settings and make the change to receive automatic updates. And if you're worried about your monthly data plan getting consumed during one day with automatic updates, no worries. You can set your phone to automatically download the updates only when you have a Wi-Fi connection. As you see from the screenshots below, updating to the new Gmail UI should be a priority for those who use the application often.

Screenshots of the updated Gmail app
Screenshots of the updated Gmail app
Screenshots of the updated Gmail app

Screenshots of the updated Gmail app


source: +Gmail via AndroidCentral

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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:15

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1396; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Looks great.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:22 1

2. deathgod (Posts: 121; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Did they add the ability to empty the trash folder like on the iOS version yet?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:28

5. JC557 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


That ability has been there for a while now (since the last update or one before that). Just go into Trash and hit the menu button or 3 dots icon and it'll have empty trash option.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:49 2

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1080; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Another "update"? Google is getting just about as bad as Facebook with changing things around. Why can't they leave well enough alone?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:54 14

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I don't think anyone is forcing the update on you. Just don't update it, and all will be well in the land.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:29 2

6. JC557 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So far the last updates made GMail very usable and getting close to the desktop versions. Hopefully this update will be as good as the last one. Now Google Search results on the other hand...

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:25 3

8. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


It's getting close to a roll out of the new Android version so this makes sense.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:24 2

7. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Nice update. Makes reading conversations much easier.

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