Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 15, 2017, 6:23pm CDT
Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Google has pushed out a Gmail for Android update, and it brings some relatively minor — but visually distinct — changes. Namely, swiping to archive an email is now presented in a different way, giving users access to an undo button located at the bottom of the screen. This placement makes it easy to undo the archiving using your thumb while gripping the phone.

Previously, swiping an email in the Gmail app would result in an ‘undo’ button appearing within the colored bar where the email had been located. That was simple enough at first, but has become problematic as screen sizes continue to grow. Moving the undo button to the bottom of the screen means you can tap it with your thumb, no second-hand usage necessary.

In addition to making this design tweak, which brings the Gmail app better in line with the Material Design guidelines that many apps already follow, the app update also makes it easier to change the Google account settings through the app.

Assuming you’ve updated your Gmail app to the latest version, you can now access your Google account settings through ‘My Account’ in the app. This menu item takes users who tap it to the web page where they can then update their relevant Google account features. You can download the Gmail app for Android via the Play Store here.


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