Gmail update now allows images to automatically load on your messages

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.

source: AndroidPolice



1. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

2. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

3. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I got this update yesterday itself in India.

4. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

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

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

6. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Google is so innovative.

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