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Gmail for iOS gets preferred browser, multi-select mails, and more

09 December 2016 4

Google has updated the Gmail app for iOS which brings a host of features and bumps up the version number to 5.0.7. The update is available for all iOS devices which are compatible with Gmail app which is basically any device running iOS 8 or higher.

To start things with, Gmail for iOS now allows users to choose their preferred browser for opening links in emails. The desired browser can be selected and changed anytime from app settings. Another good addition is the ability to select multiple emails at once which will surely improve productivity. All a user needs to do is to tap on the icon next to the emails he wants to select and that's it.

Other than these two, Google has added following functionalities to Gmail for iOS:

  • Edit quoted content when replying to a message
  • Copy/paste rich content when writing a message
  • Mark as read/unread: select the message and tap the ‘open/closed envelope’ icon in the top toolbar

The updated version is currently available in the App Store for anyone to download.

  • Gmail | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free



Gmail for iOS gets preferred browser, multi-select mails, and more
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Nothing can beat the ability to open multiple mails at once. And yes, being able to edit the quoted content can be handy at times. So, I will say this is a good, really good addition.


It's great that Google isn't forcing to open links in a specific browser only. Letting users choose a browser is always a good thing for user experience.


Exactly. At times someone may not like the A browser and would like reading mails in B. But due to absence of choice, they might not have been able to do it. But not anymore now :) :)

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