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Gmail for iOS gets major overhaul in latest update

by Brandon Russell | November 7, 2016November 7, 2016 1:00 pm PDT

Google on Monday pushed out a major overhaul to its Gmail app for iOS, finally bringing feature parity to its Android counterpart.

The most noticeable difference is the presence of Google’s Material Design, which helps create a “fresh new look” that includes better transitions and a faster experience overall. Finally, the app doesn’t feel like it’s simply a wrapper for the mobile website.

Unfortunately, users still don’t get a universal inbox. However, the update does feature Undo Send and an improved search that Google claims will return instant results.

Here’s the full changelog, according to Google:

  • Undo Send: prevent embarrassing mistakes
  • Search: find things faster with instant results and spelling suggestions
  • Swipe to archive/delete: quickly clear out your inbox

A better Gmail experience

The lack of a universal inbox is probably a deal breaker for a lot of folks—it is for more—but if you only have one email account, Gmail is an excellent option.

Google also said its Calendar app for iOS is getting a much-needed update as well, introducing month and week views, as well as Spotlight search support.

You can get the Gmail and Calendar updates for iOS now.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...