Google Rolls Out Anti-Phishing Feature to Gmail on iOS

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google introduced an anti-phishing feature for Gmail on Android earlier this year after millions of users were affected by a widespread attack. On Thursday, the company announced it is now extending the functionality to the iOS version of its mail app to protect users on Apple devices.

    Going forward, whenever a user clicks on a suspicious link in a Gmail message on iPhone or iPad, Gmail will show a prompt warning them of visiting the associated site.


    The cautionary feature is actually double-layered, so if users choose to proceed after the first dialog, they will be shown a page warning them against visiting the original URL given the high likelihood that it's a forgery.

    Users don't need to install any updates to see the new anti-phishing feature as it will appear in accounts automatically, although Google says rollout could take up to 15 days for all users to see the change as it propagates through Gmail's scheduled and rapid release tracks.

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

    Article Link: Google Rolls Out Anti-Phishing Feature to Gmail on iOS
  2. Fafafoooey macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2007
  3. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's a shame that Apple won't let us default apps to google.

    Google is way better at software than Apple will ever be.

    This is coming from a huge Apple fan
  4. genovelle macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    Maybe because they can not be trusted. This is the same company that was sued by Apple for hacking Safari because they had access to early source code so they could by pass the do not track preference when requested. Also, Google software is extremely buggy and is becoming the new flash. Many issues come from Google putting servers on your computer to extract data. This is a conflict with other services.
  5. Telos101 macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2016
    Whenever I try to bulk delete emails in Gmail the app craps out on me after tapping about 5-10 emails. So yeah. Annoying.
  6. riverfreak macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2005
    Thonglor, Bangkok
    Apple needs to adopt a faster rollout policy of software, not these monolithic updates that come about a couple of times a year and are tied to the whole OS.

    They have barely touched core productivity apps like Calendar which sucks in so many ways. Mail has add some cosmetic improvements but that's about it.
  7. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I agree. However I really dislike the gmail and inbox app but use them to sandbox specific messages. So while google may be better at software, I like the native iOS mail app better. In fact I like iOS better than android; but that's another discussion.
  8. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Okay no. Google are literally the devil. They couldn't be trusted with a pet goldfish.
  9. coolfactor macrumors 601

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    If you want true first-class Google integration, then why don't you have an Android phone? (genuine question)

    As for Google being better at software, I think that generalizes too much. There's different types/classes of software, not to mention programming tools for making software.

    Here's a fun question for you — which operating system do you think is most popular at Google among their developers — Windows, Linux, Chrome OS or macOS?
  10. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2014
    I genuinely forgot Apple even had a stock calendar app. Ha
    --- Post Merged, Aug 11, 2017 ---
    This is the most hyperbolic thing anyone has ever said ever in the history of the world.
  11. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    I could think of other, more exaggerated, examples.
  12. apfelbaum macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2014
    I use Gmail but avoide the Gmail app, not because I have any problems with Google, but the Gmail iOS app offers no settings for blocking external content like images. This way every sender of an email could track if and when an email was opened, Gmails caching doesn't help here. This is strange, since Gmails web app has such an option and every email app I can think of.
  13. Observr, Aug 11, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017

    Observr macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2017
    The iOS gmail app and Google Inbox still lack the privacy setting that hides email content from the lock screen while still showing a message notification.

    Imagine the phone on my desk at work and an email arrives and several lines of it are immediately visible to anyone standing nearby (sometimes that's the entire email). Or how about when I get a one-time code to log into some service or reset a password.

    That makes them both unusable IMO. A bizarre omission.
  14. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    I use a few google apps, but not mail or calendar. I think Apple mail and calendar work just fine for my needs. Besides that all that snooping that Google does turns me off. Google certainly has better maps and I use translate and of course search. But other than that nothing else Google. I honestly don't trust these cats because they sell information to everyone and they only get it if you give it to them. Even on the apps I do use, I have everything turned off.. location services, I don't let them save any data that I can turn off.
  15. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Mail needs some serious overhaul before anything else other than end user security and system integrity patches are done.

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