The Gmail app for iOS has been updated with the ability to swipe left or right to move between emails; you won't have to return to the inbox each time to switch between messages. The update also allows users to carry out actions on multiple messages quicker.
Selecting an email in the inbox now enables the edit mode on the app. Once in edit mode, users can tap on the emails to select them and then choose to either archive, delete or select more options from the new actions bar. Alternatively, they can select Cancel at any point to quit the edit mode. There are also a bunch of performance improvements and bug fixes.
Swipe to view different emails in Gmail for iOS
Gmail for Android has been updated too. Those using devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and later can now reply to their emails, delete them or archive them right from the notifications panel without having to launch the app. Those with devices running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up can now make quicker searches, even without an Internet connection. Google has doled out performance improvements to those using Android devices running version 2.2 and up.
Earlier this month, Google announced a design refresh for its Gmail mobile web app and Gmail Offline. The new design will be based along the lines of the Gmail for iOS app, a design that a lot of users like and appreciate.
While Google did not elaborate on what exactly has been changed beside the look and feel of the page, it said the Gmail app revamp for the iPhone and iPad from December last year formed the basis of this change. A couple of the most important aspects of the iOS facelift were improved search and integration with Google Calendar, which will also be a part of this revamp.
The new look for Gmail on your phone browsers will dole out copious amounts of whitespace, larger fonts and a cleaner interface. Searching for mails on your phone will become easier with autocomplete aiding your search. You will also be able to RSVP to Calendar invites faster. The new look will be available to Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Kindle Fire devices.