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Google’s latest Gmail app updates significantly improve the mobile experience

Google Gmail App Updates

Google is constantly updating its apps and services to fix bugs and add new features, but every once in a while, a series of major improvements will all hit at the same time. That’s the case this Wednesday, as Google announced that it’s bringing rich text formatting and instant RSVPs to its Gmail app on Android devices.

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With rich text formatting, Gmail users will now be able to add bold​, italic, underlined, colored and highlighted text to their email messages, emphasizing the most important details of the message the same way they would with a computer.

Instant RSVPs will allow Gmail users to respond to a Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange invitation with a single tap. Rather than having to open up a separate app, you can simply check your schedule straight from Gmail.

Here’s how the new features look in the app:

These aren’t life-changing additions to the mobile Gmail ecosystem, but they are welcome additions for Gmail users who want to get as much out of the mobile experience as they do out of the desktop experience.

There’s no word yet on when or if these features will make their way to iOS as well, but Android users can update the Gmail app today.

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.