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Google’s redesigned Gmail app for iPhone is faster and better looking

Published Nov 7th, 2016 4:01PM EST
Google Gmail App iPhone Redesign
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On Monday morning, Google rolled out a comprehensive redesign for the Gmail app on iOS. In a blog post regarding the update, Google explains that this is the “biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years,” when version 2.0 arrived.

DON’T MISS: Apple just released iOS 10.2 beta 2

Although the Gmail app functions similarly to how it always has, Google refreshed the UI, made the transitions smoother and added several features that users have been requesting for months or even years.

The most welcome change for many Gmail app users will be the ability to swipe to archive or delete message. This has become a standard feature in virtually every popular mobile mail app, but somehow, it hadn’t made its way to Gmail.

Google has also brought the embarrassment-saving Undo Send feature to the Gmail app, allowing users to quickly “unsend” an email when you spot a typo or realize you forget to include the attachment you were supposed to send.

Finally, the Gmail app will now offer instant results and spelling suggestions from the search bar, so the next time you search the word “flighht,” the app will know that you probably meant “flight” instead. I haven’t personally used the Gmail app in years, but it’s somewhat shocking that this feature is only being added now. Still, better late than never for those who prefer the official app.

Along with the Gmail update, Google is also refreshing the Calendar app, bringing new month and week in landscape views as well as support for Spotlight Search. If you use Google’s mobile apps on iOS, be sure to update today.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.