Google's Gmail App for iOS Gains Snooze Button, Support for Sending/Receiving Money With Google Pay

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google today updated its dedicated Gmail app for iOS to introduce two important new features, which include support for snoozing messages and Google Pay integration.

    A new snooze button allows Gmail users to choose to snooze emails that need to be put off until a later time, introducing feature parity with many third-party email apps and the Inbox by Gmail app.


    Gmail users can also now send and request money as an attachment in Gmail using Google Pay. Anyone with an email address can receive Google Pay funds, a feature that has long been available on the desktop and Android versions of Gmail.
    Google in April launched a redesigned Gmail web interface with features that include a revamped and customizable sidebar, actions for inbox messages, and the snooze feature that was also introduced today in the Gmail for iOS app.

    Inbox by Gmail, also designed for iOS users who use Gmail, received an update today as well, but it was more minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements. Inbox by Gmail continues to not offer support for the iPhone X, Apple's newest device.

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

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  2. JGIGS, May 7, 2018
    Last edited: May 8, 2018

    JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    Wow I literally mentioned this in the SDK post. Hopefully it will put Inbox in permanent retirement. :)

    Edit: went back to inbox. Just more features that I like and the notifications have a snooze option. Hopefully it does get iPhone X support soon.
  3. FelixDerKater macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    “Continues to not offer support for iPhone X”

    Why approve it?
  4. gwhizkids macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2013
    No kidding. It got off to a promising start and then...NOTHING. I can't think of a major feature that's ever been added to Inbox (except the canned responses). Big disappoinment. They should deprecate.
  5. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    They literally said they are going to keep developing it and that it will be a testing ground for new features before bringing them to Gmail proper. Lack of updates in the last year or so have been because all-hands-on-deck to ship the new gmail.

    Doesnt explain the lack of X support, though.

    After using Inbox exclusively for the last 18 months, I've been trying to make the new Gmail work for me....but I think I'm staying with InBox. It's such a unique workflow that's now second nature to me.
  6. JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    I hear ya. I'm going to give the gmail app a go for a bit and decide if I want to go back to inbox after they update it to support iphone X.

    That being said I'm in Canada and just re downloaded the email app I can't see the snooze button anywere in the app? :confused:
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  8. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    it's hidden in a submenu.

    after opening an email, tap the 3 dots next to the trash and archive button, snooze should be atop the menu. it's not a top-level menu item like it is in INbox
  9. babby macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2008
    It does not seem to be available as an option with my GSuite account. But it works for my free gmail account.
  10. capandjudy macrumors member


    Oct 31, 2013
    Huntington, WV
    Off topic but do the badges still remain after the mail has been read?
  11. Donald McGuinn macrumors newbie

    Donald McGuinn

    Aug 19, 2016
    Confused as on my iPhone X, the app is full screen. What features doesn't it support for the X?
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I believe that's in relation to the Inbox app which was mentioned toward the end of the article.
  13. JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008

    Hmmm a little less convenient then inbox. Plus the notification doesn't have the snooze option vs. inbox. Feels a bit half baked. Though I don't use it that often anyway.
  14. Dominicanyor macrumors 65816


    Apr 1, 2012
    What is the differents between the inbox and the app?
  15. one more macrumors 6502a

    one more

    Aug 6, 2015
    It’s not really a button, more like a side-command at the top when you select a message in the inbox or open it.
  16. KeyMs92 macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2015
    I really like the Gmail web interface (albeit with the right settings and some elements blocked by a content blocker), but I just don't get the Gmail iOS app. I like the functionality but the UI design just doesn't work for me. It also is much slower for me than the built-in Mail app.
  17. heov macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2002
    This is Inbox, not Gmail. And they approve it because theyve publicly stated they have until June or July... why would Apple arbitrarily move up the deadline? Google still has a couple of months to get around to it.
  18. twistedpixel8 macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2017
  19. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Why can I not find the snooze button?

    It’s not in the three for menu either.

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