Gmail for iOS Gets Swipeable Messages, New Edit Mode

Josh WolfordIT Management

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Google has just launched version 2.1 of their Gmail for iOS app and it comes with two really nice improvements.

First, you can now swipe to view messages, meaning that you don't have to navigate back to the inbox. The swiping works intuitively - swipe left to bring up newer messages and right for older ones.

Though swiping is fun and much more efficient, the biggest improvement coming along with v2.1 is probably the new edit mode. With the new app, it's much easier to perform the same action on different messages. This includes archiving, deleting, marking as read, and so on. All you have to do is enable edit mode by tapping a message in your inbox and then you will be able to select multiple messages.

These small, but important updates are going to make Gmail for iOS a lot more user-friendly.

Here's the full list of what's new in Version 2.1:

  • Swipe left or right to move between messages without returning to the inbox
  • Take action on multiple messages more quickly: Selecting a message in the inbox now enables edit mode. Once in edit mode, tap on messages to select them and then choose to archive, delete, or more, from the new actions bar. You may select Cancel at any time to leave edit mode.
  • And of course: performance improvements and bug fixes

As you may remember, Gmail for Android just received an update with one-tap replying, as well as archiving from notifications. It also received better search suggestions and faster search.

You can snag the new Gmail for iOS today from the App Store.

Josh Wolford
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