Google decides to extend the features for its Gmail app for Android and iOS
Google always regularly updates its apps for better performance and use. It has now updated a few of Gmail’s features which most importantly include dynamic email, courtesy of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for Android and iOS users.
AMP is an open-source framework that is designed to load mobile webpages quickly. Google has extended the dynamic email feature to its mobile app, which was first introduced for the web.
This new feature allows the user’s to not leave app Every time they have to open a link of Google some information. They can click on the link and it will open right in the app. Users can perform tasks like RSVP, replying to some comment, browsing some catalog, etc right through the Gmail inbox.
“Dynamic email brings the richness and interactivity of AMP to your mobile device, allowing you to take action directly within a message. You can respond to a comment, RSVP to an event, manage subscription preferences, and more,” said Google in its blog post.
Another important update that Google is working on for the Gmail app is the unsend option for emails. We’ve all struggled when we mistakenly send some email to the wrong person or forget to add some information and we are unable to unsend it. It becomes kind of embarrassing when it is related to formal work.
Now the feature is finally rolling out to Android users using the Gmail app on phone. This feature is somewhat similar to the Whatsapp‘s delete messages which can be deleted within 7 minutes of sending. But in this case, the email can be deleted within 30 seconds of sending it out. After that, it cannot be unsend it, so it has to be within 30 seconds of sending.
This feature already exists on the Google inbox app for Android and iOS and now it’s coming in the Gmail app in Android as well. The feature is now coming to the mobile app of Gmail. You have to first turn on Undo send from the Gmail settings to retract the sent email. To do so, go to Gmail and click on Settings. In the “Undo Send” section, check the box next to “Enable Undo Send.” You have to send the amount of time you want you to email to be deleted in after you’ve sent it. You can do that in the “set cancellation period” box. There are 5 secs, 10 secs, 20secs and 30 secs from which you can choose.
These features will be ON by default in the Gmail app. It will be rolling out soon.