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Gmail’s Android App Now Lets You Insert Google Drive Files in Messages

By Radu Tyrsina / July 18, 2014 /

The official Android app for Gmail users has recently been updated with a bunch of new features. So, if you’re using it on your smartphone or tablet, you need to know what these are about.

The biggest new feature that the official Gmail app for Android users has received is the ability to insert Google Drive files directly into messages. This has been requested so many times by millions and users and it’s finally here.

If you have a picture or a document stored in your Google Drive account, you can now easily insert it in the message, without having to leave your email.

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Besides this, the app now comes with a much improved autocomplete function. So, you will just start typing in the To, Cc or Bcc field and you’ll now get better suggestions and much faster.

Personally, I didn’t have anything to complain about this, as it did feel quite fast before, as well, but nobody is going to say no to even faster speeds, right?

Google has also issued some improvements to the formatting support when restoring saved drafts. Those who have experienced issues with this know how annoying this problem can get so it’s great a solution has been found.

Last, but not least, there have been deployed ongoing bug fixes and reliability improvements for those still running on Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich, both smartphones and tablets.

Users seem to be quite happy with the latest version, one of them, Tony Perez, saying the following:

“Top mobile email app! Wish it could access other (non-GM) accounts too. WIth pinch to zoom, I’m very happy with the GMail app! However, like many others here, I find the threaded view to be a pain! If it at least showed the most current message at the top, I’d be OK. But, it’s usually hidden. If there’s a way to disable it, please let us know. The latest version (July 2014) shows me the devs DO care! Great job with the latest functions!”

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