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Google’s Gmail app for Android was just updated – here’s everything that’s new

Updated 4 years ago
Gmail Android App

It’s easy to forget just how much we rely on Gmail. Perhaps that’s part of the beauty of Google’s free email service – it’s a part of our lives now, so much so that we don’t even remember what a mess email services were before Gmail came along and flipped the industry on its head.

As great as Gmail is, Google is always working on improving the service and adding new features, both online and to its mobile apps. To that end, the company just released an update to its Android app that users can begin enjoying immediately.

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There’s no question that this latest update to the Gmail app for Android is a minor one, but there are still some cool new features for users to enjoy. One will be of particular interest, as it really adds to the experience in one key area.

As Droid Life noted in a recent blog post, users can now tap on a contact’s avatar to see a comprehensive contact page that includes not just contact info, but also conversations. You’ll also find images, posts and more from Google+, should your contact have a profile.

Beyond that, the process for adding non-Gmail accounts has also been improved.

The new Gmail update is in the process of rolling out to all users with compatible devices. If you’re impatient, you can install it manually by following the link below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.