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Google today released a new version of its Gmail app for iOS devices, and while not listed as a new feature, the update introduces support for the iPhone X, Apple's newest flagship device.

The new version of the Gmail app allows it to take full advantage of the larger bezel-free display of the iPhone X, doing away with the large black bars that were previously present at the top and bottom of the app.

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Google's Gmail app on an iPhone X before and after today's update.​

With the new view, you can see an additional email when viewing your main inbox, and there is more room for reading and composing email messages. It also looks much nicer in general without the ugly black bars.

Today's update also introduces support for adding non-Google email accounts to the Gmail app via IMAP.

Google has been slowly updating its iOS apps with iPhone X support and has thus far updated Gmail, Google Maps, and its productivity apps like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.

Gmail for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Gmail App for iOS Updated With Support for iPhone X
 

neutralguy

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Aren't those little notification icons are next to the notch? If not then, what does the screen looking like with notch?
 

coolfactor

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It took GOOGLE almost three months to adjust freaking layout to the new screen size ? WTF, do they rely on single interns doing their job after finished shift at McDonald’s ?

A first-world problem, if I ever saw one. Would you prefer they rush things out the door like a certain other company has been guilty of?

Smart move on Google to add IMAP support! Never expected that!
 
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C DM

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It took GOOGLE almost three months to adjust freaking layout to the new screen size ? WTF, do they rely on single interns doing their job after finished shift at McDonald’s ?
The real world is a good amount more complex and nuanced than the wishful thinking one.

The work couldn't really have even gotten started until mid-September at the earliest essentially. Depending on other work that might already be ongoing for apps and schedules that are in place and resources that are allocated and all that, it's probably not likely that everyone would jump on it at the very moment or even for a little while, and once they do, there's still the design that needs to happen for it, the development, the testing, the tweaking, perhaps some sort of limited external testing even (depending on the app), so that can take some more time.

It's certainly not to say that it wouldn't be great if everyone can just jump on it at the very moment that they can and have all that's needed already planned out and the resources dedicated to knock it out right away, but in the sense of how most of the business world works, that's often enough not the reality.
 
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gavroche

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Two questions:
1) So I can get push notifications with their app right?
2) If I use this app, how much closer is Google to owning my soul?
 

gavroche

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You have been able to receive push notifications from the Gmail app since few years ago.

Google already owns your soul.

I've been meaning to try the app for a while... since my business email is gmail and in the default mail app i don't get push. But i didn't want to have two different apps. With this now being able to add Yahoo mails also, worth trying.
I just downloaded it, and set up my gmail account. I like the look of it. But i tried adding one of my yahoo accounts, and got an error (imap). After i eat some pizza i'll see if i can figure it out. :D. But will it support push for Yahoo accounts? If not i have the same problem in reverse...

So after using this app for an hour... it has made me realize how horrible looking the default email app is. It has so much wasted space! that huge bar on the top... which does shrink a bit as you start scrolling... but not enough. And that bottom bar... ugh. Wasting a lot of real estate. But switching between email accounts I
in Gmail app is a bit of a pain...
 
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haruhiko

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  • Chase
  • American Express
  • Nest
  • Amazon Alexa
  • HBO Go
  • Vudu
  • Southwest Airlines
These are just a handful of my daily apps that I consider "major" that haven't been updated. Still a long way to go.

Sorry I am not in the US so I don't / can't use some of these apps. For banks, HSBC has been very quick in updating their app to support iPhone X and Face ID. Most of other banking apps have not but I don't use them often. Netflix has been one of the first apps to support iPhone X and I'm happily using it for quite some time.
 

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Smart move on Google to add IMAP support! Never expected that!

Yeah I was just replying in another thread that I never switched to it completely due to my need for non-Gmail support (and wanting all my mail in one place).
[doublepost=1512446100][/doublepost]I don’t think I realized the Gmail app also let you change what browser opens links (I use Chrome on iOS to sync up across different platforms). I just haven’t had much time with it since I've stuck with the stock mail app for various reasons.
 
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