Google Releases Gmail 4.2.1 for Android: Brings in a Bunch of New Features
Do your e-mails on your Android device get trimmed off at the edges, leaving you with an incomplete message? Are you looking out for a feasible alternative for the third-party e-mail apps that you have downloaded on your Android device? Well, the search ends here. Google has finally unveiled its much awaited Gmail 4.2.1 app for all the Android devices. The app brings along a bunch of new features and functionalities for Android devices running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.
The app includes improvements in archiving messages with the swipe-to-archive functionality, enhanced picture viewing capabilities, message zooming feature, and more. Most of these features first appeared in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. With this update, you now view complete un-trimmed e-mails and messages with the app’s new auto-fit mechanism that auto-fits the complete message on your phone’s screen. You can also zoom in and zoom out the content of the message with a simple pinch gesture.
Additionally, a simple swipe gesture in the new Gmail app lets you archive old e-mails from your inbox, de-tag items in other folders, and delete e-mails from the sent box. Photo and image viewing options have also been improved in this new app. The Gmail app now allows you to better cope with the photos and videos stored on your phone, handle large photo previews, and open images from inside the Gmail app only, rather than opening them from the gallery. In this new app, image attachment now comes in as a thumbnail, as opposed to a bar with its file name; so now, you can directly tap on the image to have an enlarged view of the image and attach the image with your message. Other much-awaited improvements include bug fixes and performance improvements.
Features of the Gmail 4.2.1 App
- Message zooming feature
- Auto-fit feature to fit messages to screen
- Swipe gesture to archive or delete messages
- Photos and videos attachment feature within the Gmail app
- Larger photo previews
- Bug fixes for performance improvements
The Gmail app 4.2.1 for Google’s Android platform comes in as a freebee and can be downloaded from theÂ Google Play Store.
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