Gmail for iOS Updated With New Browser Preference, Multiple Message and Compose Options

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google has issued an update to its recently redesigned Gmail app for iOS that brings a few notable changes to email composition and management on mobile devices.

    In version 5.0.7, an option in the Settings panel lets users select their favorite browser (Safari or Chrome) for opening links in emails.


    Users are now also able to select multiple messages in their inbox by tapping on the sender's profile image or icon next to the email, while messages can be marked as read or unread by selecting the email and tapping the 'open/closed envelope' icon in the top toolbar.

    In addition, it's now possible to edit quoted content when replying to a message, and to copy and paste rich text content in a message.

    Gmail is a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Gmail for iOS Updated With New Browser Preference, Multiple Message and Compose Options
  2. Mac Fly (film), Dec 9, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2016

    Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    I don't want to open browser view in Safari. Want to jump out of gmail and open a new page in Safari to keep my browsing to myself thank you very much, Google! :mad:
  3. jdelaune macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2016
    Won't be any difference between Gmail and Inbox soon
  4. keithjfuller macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2010
    iPhone users probably don't understand what choice means, so this update that allows you pick your browser won't make sense to many of them. Choice is something that android offers all its users all the time.
  5. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
  6. keithjfuller macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2010
    Because one users get a taste of choice they will realize that iOS is a flashy/gimmicky and useless OS.
  7. Tork macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2006
    Nice change. Really wasn't a fan of the recent redesign, but nice that they're fixing things and making it better.

    Why do you waste your time commenting on an Apple site when you clearly don't care for their products? It just boggles my mind whenever someone takes the time to write such things, not just here, when there are so many more interesting things to do.
  8. keithjfuller macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2010
    because i used to love their products, and i'm hoping that more people being honest/aware of their recent streak of garbage will wake them up and force them to make professional products again.
  9. danielsutton macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2011
    Trolling the Apple forums are we?
  10. keithjfuller macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2010
    no, just helping the guys out here who need translations.
  11. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I am currently using Android phones exclusively while I wait for iOS 10 to get polished up and out of beta. I agree with you, choice is good. And I'm not overly fond of iOS 10, myself, as it currently stands.

    Now, having said all of that, there are ways to make your point that would be more respectful to iOS users. Many iOS users genuinely are enjoying iOS and could do without coming here every day and reading comments implying the lot of them are blind sheep for doing so. Very few people who make the effort to get acquainted with a forum like this are willfully ignorant and need a messiah to lead them to Android.
  12. mojomaniak macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2010
    Inbox is gonna be in the Outbox judging from the looks of things.
  13. machpost macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2010
    Washington, DC
    I wish they'd stop messing with the notification sound. They changed it in version 5, but now they've reverted to the previous tone. Better yet, make it possible to change the tone!
  14. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    Have to repeat this but people like choices and aren't sheep anymore, dunno why having a different opinion from you is so bad
  15. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    Wonder if this fixed the issue where random messages would not show up in the application. I sent them tons of screen captures about this issue. If I checked my email in "mail".. I could see 10 new messages.. head to gmail.. 7 would appear.. the other 3 weren't anywhere to be found.. not even a junk folder. I did this for 2 weeks to make sure it wasn't a settings issue or just me being stupid.. nope! So I reverted back to "mail" for now just because I could see all my emails.. though I would prefer gmail's application since they are my main email provider. Plus it wasn't working correctly with the Apple Watch either. I wouldn't receive a full notification with buzz.. I could see the notification when I pulled down from the top but otherwise I would never know email came in. Guess I'll have to download this update and see what happens.
  16. gwhizkids macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2013
    I have really been disappointed with the tempo of improvements to Inbox. Its glacial. I really expected Google to use that as their design incubator for mail improvements, but nothing has really changed in 2-3 years. I may switch back to Gmail. I just wish it had a more attractive web interface.
  17. Nothlit macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    These particular things were possible prior to the 5.0.7 update. I think they just added them to the update description in the App Store because people were complaining they couldn't figure out how to do them...
  18. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I thought you could already pic the profile pic to select email.

    Also why can't we get customizable notification sounds? I greatly desire it!
  19. Keane16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2007
    Yep. I only use an iPhone because late one crisp spring night in 2008 Steve Jobs held me at gun point and made me buy an iPhone. I had no choice. /s

    Everyone had the initial choice to buy their devices. Many picked an iPhone, many repeat that decision every so often.

    Some switch devices from iPhone to others. Some switch from others to iPhone. Everyone has the choice.

    I'm the opposite. 10/15 years ago I thought Apple products were way worse than they are now (that's computing in general though even my Microsoft/PC gear is way better than it was). You must have missed the OS X fiasco at launch. Or the iPhone resprings during the early models. Not had any serious daily issues with my Apple gear since 2014 and discoveryd in Yosemite.

    I keep the Gmail app around for my backup/junk email account. The recent changes have been nice. Shame they followed Apple Music and have made UI elements so large, feature wise pretty decent for me.
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yup, some were added an update or two ago, and others were there for a while longer.
  21. iKatz macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    When are they going to add the option to remove the threaded (conversation) view? I can't stand it and it makes no sense that they would not have this option.
  22. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Given that it's been like that since the beginning of the iOS Gmail app, and it's there in the Inbox app too and now in the Gmail app after a redesign, it seems like it's quite likely not something that will happen. It's quite unfortunate that they can't add a simple option for that, or at least have it follow the option someone selects for their Gmail account on the web.
  23. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    A second "simple option" that kills it for me on mobile is there appears to be no way to disable loading of images when opening an email. Apps like MS's Outlook and Google's Inbox/Gmail don't seem to get this IMHO unless I'm missing something, so they'll pretty much be relegated to junk mail only portals for my needs.
  24. netsped macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    Is there any workaround for this?

    I've been forwarding all my Gmail mail to an Outlook account to be able to use push notifications but lately a lot of emails are not going through because of a delivery failure or something like that and I'm willing to use the Gmail app but this is a big thing for me.

    Why wouldn't they allow to disable loading external images, I think it's a most for any mail client.
  25. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    Apple has default apps. By default, only Apple apps may be called on by other programs.

    See, they have defaults. :p

    Oh, you want to change the settings??? Sorry... options aren't an Apple thing. But have you seen the new watch bands? Oh, and emojis.... ok, options are available in some areas :D

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