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The new Gmail is here, very slowly rolling out thanks to staged rollouts that may take a few weeks to complete. Thankfully, we already have the APK, and it's only a quick download away. The version number is 4.5-694836, and it's beautiful. Gogogo grab it!

Update: If you don't see the categories, go to the desktop version of Gmail, click the gear icon on the top right, and select Configure Inbox.

Update #2: Swipe down to refresh (see 4th screenshot)!

Update #3: You can finally empty the trash and spam folders with one tap (see 6th screenshot). Hallelujah!

Update #4: Having used the new version for a while on a large device (Note II), I can confirm that the move of the bottom bar with useful buttons like Delete and Mark Unread to the top is terrible for user experience. No, no, no. Just no. We need an option to bring it back to the bottom, and that's a fact.

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And here's the tablet UI:

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Of course, you can also try your luck using the official Play Store listing and see if the update is available there first. But don't count on it just yet - there are hundreds of millions of Gmail users, and Google's plan is to slowly release the update over several weeks.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Jaime Lefebvre
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo
    • Osmin Mercado

      I literally spit my soda out laughing my ass off at this.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I went to get some soda so I can spit it out just for the effect. Ron is the GIF master.

        • JonJJon

          Finally read that as JIF ;-P

          • Heon Jun Park

            I'm still trying T.T

    • Vinu

      how did you miss empty spam/trash button?

      • Hayden Andrew

        What phone do you have?

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Downloading! Thanks AP!

  • heat361

    Thanks AP it works beautifully!

  • Ryan Dack

    Now the only google app update I want is Maps. COME ON ALREADY!! IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!!

    • Pickman

      How about youtube!!! so laggyyyy

      • Justin Winker

        That may be just you... I don't have any lag with Youtube on my One.

        • Matt

          Ditto. A YouTube redesign is *far* behind Maps on my list of wants.

        • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

          I don't even have a problem with YouTube on my getting-old Galaxy Nexus.

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            Hey Galaxy Nexus buddy - I'm in the same boat, pretty happy with YouTube currently. The did a refresh of the app a short while ago which fixed any of the remaining niggles I had with it.

      • Kuzy

        Just updated today !

        • Guest

          Wo wo wooo, maps?!

    • tcope

      IMHO it's not that great. I don't know if the over-lapping search part is very clean. But as always, takes some time to tell.

    • Alex

      its pretty, but ive found it slow and not as useful for me.

  • Matt Peterson

    Haha, I'm a big fan of your "Probably Crap" label ;)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's my least favorite folder.

  • MoervYO

    Will we get future updates? If we update other apps from outside the play store we are normally not able to update via play store anymore.

    • bozs13

      yes, you'll get future updates

    • http://twitter.com/bigknowzz Leon

      You can always uninstall and reinstall GMail in a few weeks to get back in sync with the Play Store.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'll re-post it here. This is the same version that's in the Play Store, just early. You'll get the exact same version from the Play Store when it's your turn (unless they update it sooner), and you'll be able to get future updates just fine.

      • Matthew Fry

        Yeah. Never had a problem with the early access apks you've provided they've all installed and received updates just fine.

  • Elpatii

    Thanks :)

  • Alex Flynn

    Why do I have no Social Promotion and Updates labels? I thought they were automatic :S Under Inbox I only have 'Inbox' and 'Priority Inbox'

    • Alex Luckett

      Go into Gmail, click the settings button -> configure inbox.

      • Matthew Fry

        Thank you! I looked for the setting for a couple of days after the announcement but gave up. It's there now and it's spiffy!

    • podycust

      I can comfirm you need to enable the new gmail from desktop firist as it worked straight away for me!

      • Eric

        I guess I'm blind, I don't see such a setting anywhere on the desktop mail.

        *Edit* Nevermind! It's not _in_ the settings, it's an option under the settings gear drop down.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    It has pull to refresh! Finally! Does anyone know how to activate those labels, like Updates/Social/Promotions, etc?

    • Alex Luckett

      Go into Gmail, then click the settings button -> configure inbox.

      • TheFirstUniverseKing

        Within the app or the website? Because I don't see it anywhere in the app.

        • Alex Luckett

          Website. However, you can do it within the app: settings -> your email -> inbox categories.

      • Matt

        Yup, you have to enable it on desktop first. I've had mine enabled since the "Configure Inbox" option appeared and I instantly got the labels on mobile.

    • Grimmjow

      ok just saw it but unlike twitter you have to pull it quite far down.

  • Cristian Ruiz

    Whoa, the new Gmail has "pull to refresh" and it's pretty awesome looking!

    • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

      Wow

    • OnpointG3

      That blew my mind...where are my napkins

  • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

    There's an app called "Save APK"

  • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

    No

  • Babs Oyed

    Very good but what I'm more eager for is a hangouts update with sms and Google voice integration and other improvements.

    • makapav

      That should have been on fucking priority-1-kick-some-internal-ass right after release fiasco of the first version.

  • Jays2Kings

    Oh snap, if you swipe down when at the top of the list, it refreshes the inbox like iOS, but you know all Holo-like.

    • bozs13

      I like the holo likeness of it. It's sexy

  • Justin Crowley

    yet still no select all..come on Google!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Update, then go to /data/app with a file manager, sort by date DESC, and it should be on top.

  • Can Altas

    Guys? Help me.. it doesnt install.. it says:
    app hasnt been installed; a package with the same name, in conflict with the same signature, is already installed..

    So to keep it short: It says I cant update, because GMail already is there.. but it hasnt the update!

    Any help?

    Im on Slim Bean Nexus 4.

    • Kenny O

      Could it be something with your specific Rom? I just installed on my Nexus 4 running CM 10.1 and it worked without issue.

      • Can Altas

        Hm.. I dont know.. maybe.. so I just wait.. :D

    • REN3GADE

      Im having the same issue on Slim Bean.

      • Can Altas

        I installed Titanium Backup and deinstalled GMail a few times there.. because it appeared again.. but after a few tries it worked :)

    • NX2000

      Use TI back up and uninstall Gmail, reboot to recovery and wipe cache and dalvik, boot then install. I'm on Slim as well on my sIIx. Only way I got the apk to work.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    This is the same version that's in the Play Store, just early. You'll get the exact same version from the Play Store when it's your turn (unless they update it sooner), and you'll be able to get future updates just fine.

  • Marcel Jeannin II

    Oh yeah,had to try a couple of times but got it now,thanks AP.

  • gab1to

    Delete Gmail app using Titanium Backup > Wipe Dalvik Cache > Install the new Gmail .apk > Profit.

    • ProductFRED

      ...or just, you know, just download the APK, and choose "Install."

      • gab1to

        except in my case it didn't work just like that...

        • ProductFRED

          Weird, did for me. T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 running an N7105 (International) ROM. I used "Verify and Install" instead of "Package Installer" when it asked me what I wanted to use to install it.

        • Ian Santopietro

          It's something specific to your device.

          Most people should NOT need to do this.

      • Jon Langevin

        Tells me it can't open file. downloaded from 2 diff mirrors.

  • lbrfabio

    I really like this implementation of the pull to refresh. I always hated all that jumping around on Twitter and similar apps

  • Pike

    probably a stupid question, but who did you guys added a non-gmail account? here admin@androidpolice....

    thanks.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's a Google Apps account.

    • Tony Sarju

      That account is more than likely hosted using Google Apps. I use it for my personal domain hostings as well. Since it is hosted by Google, it uses Gmail as the backend and works with the Gmail clients.

  • DeadSOL

    It's beautiful! That "swipe down to refresh" animation looks stunning!

    • http://tinyroar.com Cats-R-Friend

      Agreed, I remember watching an I/O session where they said the twitter version of swipe down to refresh did not fit the holo or android design guide lines (with the elastic band effect) they have solved this perfectly with the new gmail

    • Nathan Walters

      They should make this part of the platform as an API, I'd love to see this feature implemented this well across all my apps!

  • Greg Abbate

    Cannot open file.... thats the message I get when I try to open the .apk

    • fajitatt

      I kept trying the different mirrors until I found one that worked for me. I think the 3rd link worked in my case.

      • Sasa Urlicic

        I've tried all mirrors, but no luck, IDK maybe it doesn't work on Gingerbread.

        • fajitatt

          Darn... yeah, I think it's Jelly Bean only if I'm not mistaken. :(

    • Sasa Urlicic

      same here on android 2.3.7

  • Dan P.

    The Letters labels are terrible if the sender doesn't have a picture! Crap!

    • Matthew Fry

      Not bad. At least it isn't an empty head.

    • Russ

      I kinda like them, nice bit of colour.

  • mechapathy

    Awesome! It's like Google xmas every week since I/O! Can anyone tell me if you can mark as read from the notification now? Wishful thinking, I know, but it'd be nice.

    • dogulas

      I've noticed that Google's style has been focussing on spreading out their updates throughout the whole year, so that there is something cool at least every week it seems. It makes it feel like Google is pushing technology to the limit every chance they get, all the time. And they are. Love it.

  • Colin Kealty

    My computer seems to think that the mediafire link has a trojan, just sayin O.o

  • Havoc70

    Very Nice thanks AP

  • Philip Kahn

    It's a pity those categories don't play nice with Priority Inbox.

    • Ian Santopietro

      They're sorta supposed to replace priority inbox.

      • Philip Kahn

        Thing is, they really don't. Priority inbox can separate important and unimportant emails from the same source; it can display unread ones grouped preferentially; it works, regardless of filter or category.

        These only work on a few types of emails.

        Now, combining the two? Like, a priority inbox for each category? That'd be awesome.

  • CoolCustomer

    As always AP to the rescue!

  • Seth Merritt

    Hope maps is soon

  • ulloi129

    It seems like the new version is a bit of a power hog-hopefully only at first.

    http://imgur.com/66H8T4y

    http://imgur.com/YmdoEAt

    • IncCo

      thx for the warning

  • CainAbel

    I must be missing something, how do you enable the Letter Labels?

    • Matthew Fry

      General Settings=> Sender Image

  • Huton Gergö

    Thanks AP like always your grate ;)

    But i don't understad this staget updating....
    The big Google is afraid from server crash :)?

    • Matthew Fry

      I think it's the same as the undo send feature (which is the best thing that ever happened to Gmail) if they get partway in and find out there's a problem, they have less mess to clean up.

  • Don LaVange

    I tried all the mirror options. I get the APK, but I can't click "install". What am I doing wrong? Have a Nexus 4, rooted, running stock.

    • Matthew Fry

      Usually that means you have a screen overlay. Using Twilight, screen filter, etc?

      • Boyd Wold

        That did it for me. I had Twilight running and I paused it, which allowed the install to work.

        • Matthew Fry

          Twilight has an option in the settings that disables it dynamically (specifically for installing apks). It's sometimes a shock to have it turn off immediately but it's better than having to disable and re-enable every time.

      • dogulas

        Smart assumption. Yeah any time I've had something weird going on, it was because I had Screen Filter enabled.

      • Don LaVange

        Oh, yeah. Twilight. I see this every once in a while. Odd. Thanks, Got it now.

      • Don LaVange

        weird that this popped up again today (the message notification). But thank you Matthew Fry. I use twilight. Appreciated.

  • Netanel Silbermintz

    Another new feature (I think...) is that in the sent tab (or whatever you want to call it) ALL of your sent messages appear and not only the ones that you sent from your phone! FINALLY!

    • Matthew Fry

      Yes!

    • David Wade Ralston

      I'm still on version 4.3.1 and I see all sent messages from both desktop and mobile. Maybe it was a synchronization issue for you?

  • Simon JB

    They still didn't fix the "swipe message to archive" feature :(

    I've been waiting for them to implement "mark as read and archive on swipe", at least as an option. In its current implementation, it doesn't make much sense : if I decide to archive a message just based on its title and first line, I'm not likely to read it later ; might as well mark it as read automatically !

    • Makoute

      I would have liked a swipe to delete more in there. But your right, the swipe to archive thing is a bit annoying.

      • Nadora

        You can change the "swipe to archive" to "swipe to delete" in your general settings. :)

  • Glich

    I think it auto updated on my s4 this morning. some how notification turned it self back on just before i went to lunch.

  • scuttlefield

    I really like the "swipe down to refresh" (as opposed to "pull to refresh"). Didn't someone just get the patent for "pull to refresh"? I wonder if this is an attempt to avoid a legal battle.

    • Ian Santopietro

      Twitter did, but they've said they'll only use it defensively.

  • skitchbeatz

    Death to this new rollout feature.

    • steve

      Thankfully there is AP with the community of people that share APKs and make sure that you can get the app even before it appears on the Play store.

    • dogulas

      They gotta test it before they've messed it.

  • usaff22

    #HOLOYOLO lol

  • spoot

    Empty trash whaaa? Who uses trash?!

  • Rob

    OUTSTANDING! Just installed it on my Galaxy Nexus and I almost fainted when I used the Empty Spam/Empty Trash features. :-) Thanks @AndroidPolice for giving us quick access to the APK.

  • El_Marko

    Dare I ask, can you choose to view messages in a non-conversational, non-threaded manner? I've had problems with the prior Gmail app's threaded view and I will not use this app if I cannot choose to view the inbox sorted by-message as I wish, instead of being forced to view messages in a threaded manner.

  • ithehappy

    Okay, I know I'll have the maximum numbers of thumb down here, but seriously what is actually updated? Most of us use Push anyway, so what's the point of 'swipe down to refresh'? And those colorful blocks? Really? Well my 2 years old cute nephew might like that, I don't!
    Hmm!

  • ShahinTr

    Thanks, what an awesome update! The refreshed UI, the effects, the colors, I think I best calm down. :D

  • David Jones

    Still no way to mass mark emails as read :(
    Can't even swipe to read or mark as read from notification.
    More waiting for me!

    • artsr2002

      I was really looking forward to that feature. I miss this option from my BlackBerry days very much. :(

    • Justin Winker

      I saw on another site's article that you can select multiples and then in the menu it should say mark as read, but I haven't tested it... If it's not in there, then it's unfortunate :(

    • Jace Hernandez

      I can do it on mine...? Just select multiples then press the open envelope logo/button/picture thing.

  • Tyler

    No tablet ui? I have PA and it doesn't give me an option.

  • Jenny

    So how do I get the promotion, social inbox showing?

  • Aditya Siddharth

    So, if I turn off sender image (because it takes up way too much screen space and reduces the number of messages I can see at a time by a third), I cannot multi-select messages any longer. The checkboxes are gone... That's a real bummer...

    • agraceffa

      Yes, you can. Same action: long press and multi-select.

      • Aditya Siddharth

        Thanks. Didn't require a long press with the check boxes

        • diro

          Sender's image is new checkbox now

  • motiver

    Let's say I download this and apk and install it. Does it mess up future updates 'cause you know this is not from Play directly?

    • dogulas

      It is exactly like getting it from Play directly, except that you didn't get it from Play directly ;) But really, yeah, it's totally the same, and you'll get auto updates etc.

      • motiver

        ah. thanks!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's been answered twice already.

  • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

    Anyone know how to disable the Priority Inbox? I've never had it active on webmail, thus definitely don't need it on my app. I have a whole other email account and client for non-priority mail.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There's a setting to use regular inbox in the app.

      • VulturEMaN

        Even with it disabled in the app, it still shows up in the list of labels (at the bottom of the list of categories). It doesn't act like this in the web app.

        • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

          So it's not just me then.

          Also, I only have one email account in my, why do I need the email address at the top of the navigation drawer?

  • rahulshenoy

    how do you get screenshot 5? I don't get those labels on the lower right corner , nor an option to put an email in a category

  • Makoute

    Where is the delete buttoms?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Up top.

      • IncCo

        So stupid. Is it worth updating when you have to deal with the delete button being on top.. ?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          I think it's worth updating, but it is a major pain point for me.

  • tokuiten

    Ugh--they completely killed tablet UI on the Nexus 7! So much wasted space, looks like a phone app blown up to giant size now.

    • CiDhed

      That's why my Nexus 7's pixel density is set to 160.

  • Stephen Padbury

    So how do you set a Sender Image for someone, assuming they haven't set one themselves?

  • DennisHeffernan

    Using it on a Note II myself and I don't see the problem.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Maybe when you get 400-500 emails a day, it becomes more of a problem ;-]

      • ElfirBFG

        Swipe them away?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          But then I need to go back and swipe away (which, to be honest, I'm starting to do now). PITA.

  • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

    I actually like the message action buttons on top for my Galaxy Note II. It means I won't accidentally hit the menu or back buttons when I try to press Archive or Move To.

  • Primalxconvoy

    Why is it that Gmail, one of Google's flagship products, lacks so much of the web features as an Android app?

    Does the Gmail team hate the Android one?

  • Scott Alexander

    I wish they would update their app to allow creating a new message to groups.

  • Benjamin Pavel

    Version 4.5 ?
    Is there an Android version 4.5 coming up lol ?
    (Google always updated their Gmail app according to version of recent or yet to be announced Android OS)
    Maybe that's already Key Lime Pie. :P

  • hvykvy

    still no group messages

  • ranova

    uhh, Im not getting notifications from other categories. THATS BAD

    • GooG

      So maybe turn them on in setting...?

      • ranova

        i just found out that you have to go into each category and turn them on. Still a minor annoyance and most people wont do that

        • http://www.facebook.com/Impheatus Eduardo Sandoval Salvatori

          Thanks!
          If you haven't posted that, I would probably have never noticed that setting.

  • cy_n_ic

    I like the old gmail better in tablet mode on my phone. Basically the same but you dont have to swipe to see everything.

  • littlevince

    Android 4.5?
    So the update isn't big enough to jump up to 5.0 but also isn't so small for it to jump up by 0.1.
    Awesome. I'm looking forward to it. :)

    • disillusioned

      Erm, that's "GMail for Android" 4.5. Gmail 4.5, not Android 4.5.

      • http://www.facebook.com/seangt Sean Thomas

        I think the assumption is the gmail version number follows the android version number usually, but I think maybe it won't anymore.

      • littlevince

        I'm pretty sure Android's version number follows Gmail. I could be wrong.

        • Chris

          Well if that were the case, android would be at 4.5 right now....

          • littlevince

            Or it would mean that Android 4.5 is coming.

  • Xeratun

    When I tap install on my Nexus 7 it doesn't work. It just doesn't respond. Cancel, on the other hand, works perfectly. Sad day.

  • Peacen1k

    Still won't recognize contact groups (defined in gmail); still can't sort unread to the top of the inbox list.

    WTF?? Why is it so difficult for the gmail android team to implement these simple features? Perhaps their priorities are in the wrong place?

    • http://www.facebook.com/seangt Sean Thomas

      aren't unread messages always on the top...?

      • Peacen1k

        In the web gmail you can select this as one of the sorting/grouping options. The app does not do this.

  • Jorgenson

    I don't understand why Google wants action buttons on the top of the screen. It makes no sense. The bottom is where your fingers can always reach.

    It's one of the reasons why I still use Opera.

    • Simon JB

      The reason, I think, is to save space.
      The top bar is pretty much mandatory for every core android app. There is always some blank space on the right, between the title and the menu button.

      From a design standpoint, it makes sense to delete the bottom bar (reclaim some space for the content) and move those buttons in the top bar. It is very visible if you open the map apps for instance : a full toolbar on the bottom taking up 30 to 40 pixels of height ; and a big blank space in the top toolbar.

      From a usability standpoint, I agree with you ; it's much easier to reach the bottom buttons with your fingers, with 1 hand.

      Best way would be to add a toggle in the options : for large screen phones, activate the bottom toolbar ; for smaller screens, put the buttons at the top ; and let the user change this any time.

    • Rich B

      I could not agree more. Now I can no longer deal with my email using one hand. Do they not ask users what they think about these changes before releasing them? Oh well, maybe they will add an option to allow us to move the actions back to the bottom. I am more than willing to give up that row of screen space for the ability to deal with my messages more easily.

  • Tony Sarju

    Hmm, I don't have the Configure Inbox setting in my Google Apps Gmail web client. Halp?

    • Steve

      It's showing up in my GApps. It's in the gear cog drop down.

      • Tony Sarju

        I tried that. Don't see the option. I see screenshots of what the option looks like when searching Google about the issue but neither of my accounts show this option.

        • Steve

          What release track are you on for GApps?
          Rapid Release or Scheduled Release??
          I'm on RR.

          • Tony Sarju

            I was on Scheduled Release. I just changed to Rapid Release and still don't see the options. I logged out and back in.

      • Tony Sarju

        The option shows up fine for my old @gmail.com account but not for my Google Apps accounts.

  • Steve

    Problem parsing the package.
    Is that because it will only work on 4+?
    No sideloading gingerbread love?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1443641660 Jason Lee

    no it does not work like that with free android apps like it does on IOS, only if you are meant to pay for an app, and instead side load it does it detect that payment was not authorised free apps are fine to side load at users discretion

  • TBolt

    Edit: Nevermind. I finally noticed. Thank you again!

    What is the purpose (if any besides aesthetics) for the large letters on rounded boxes?

    Thank you for the download links.

  • dobbsy

    I see in one of the screengrabs you're using the app to check a non-Gmail address. I assume you set this up on the desktop app as a POP address and then the mobile app just follows suit, is that correct?

    Is there anywhere online that has a thorough manual for Gmail for things like this--not how to use the app but how to mess with the settings?

    • Steve

      They are probably using Google Apps, which allows you to use a non-gmail address, but to use the gmail infrastructure.
      The settings/help section of gmail (or google apps if you're interested) would be a good place to start.

  • jeff

    How do you setup non-gmail addresses in the app? Can you setup the app to work with an exchange account?

    • http://www.arealcoolhand.com arealcoolhand

      Probably not the answer you are looking for but you could always set up IMAP or POP3 through Gmail via a web browser. That way you'd still log in with you Google info but it would be pulling your mail from the other server and making accessible through Gmail.

  • Pete

    Hmmm seems Dashclock 1.5 Beta on the Nexus 4 no longer updates for new email notifications...

  • buurrp

    Works great on my sammy s4.

  • haroonazeem638

    I was wondering when Android Police might post this. Took you guys quite a while..usually you are pretty fast.

    • Felix Klein

      What are you talking about?
      They already posted the APK yesterday...

      • Chris

        He posted that comment 11 hours ago, thus meaning he posted it "yesterday" before midnight. Roughly around 7PM...

      • haroonazeem638

        Usually they post on the same day that it comes out. It was still a few days late

  • Andreas Brandenborg

    As usual it isnt available in Denmark right now.

    Nice of Google to make me wait, once again.

  • womble12345

    Nice update but I really wish they would allow us to get rid of conversation view in the app.

    • LaRocky

      Agreed! I hate the conversation view

      • Slickware

        Conversation view needs to go. It was horrible on a computer, and it's even more awful on a mobile device. Scrolling through a 10-email-chain trying to find the right tab to click on SUCKS SO MUCH.

  • mKarbi

    so, am I going to keep receiving the normal update from Google play if I installed this app?

    • Tim Swanborough

      Yes, downloading this app shouldn't affect the way the app updates

  • https://plus.google.com/106261148188435264925/about Aaron Echols

    Is the new web interface live yet?

  • Chris

    Wish they kept the black sidebar.

  • Firmino

    Only 4.0+?

  • Firmino

    Only works with 4.0+?

    • Scott

      Yep.

  • remister

    Is anyone else not getting notification for their emails or does it only make a notification when a "primary" email comes through?

    • J-Hop2o6

      Try turning on Label Notification. It might work --> Menu Button (3-dots) > Label Settings > Label Notifications [checked]

      • remister

        I see now, you can have it under Priority Inbox, so you have all the email comes through one "label"

    • https://twitter.com/#!/thedeusexmakina [J. B. cyruz]

      Thanks a lot for this. I thought I went through all the options but I must have missed this one. Thanks again!

  • horlufemi

    Oh my God this is sexy

  • J-Hop2o6

    How do you get screenshot five to get like that? I'm talking about the Auto-tags/category to show in the Primary section of the Gmail App?

    • ppero196

      Enable sync then after 2 minutes disable it

      • J-Hop2o6

        Not working that way for me.

        • ppero196

          Go to settings of gmail > tap your email > option number 2

      • J-Hop2o6

        I guess I just had to wait for another new email to come though.

  • BroadcastJunkie

    Sent in feedback to get something that would make this a million times better. If the image of the sender auto populated. For example like ebay or amazon. That should just ask, would you like to use this logo as the default for this sender? I mean, its google, it should know which logo goes for which company. That way instead of stupid letters, it would be images all across the board. Can't imagine its hard to pull off

  • wickets

    Its lame that gmail via apple is up to date meanwhile we're sitting here waiting for an official update....goog luvs apple more than us androidni(gh)tes lol

    • Roger Siegenthaler

      It is an official update, they're just a) showing off their staged rollout function and b) with good reason because this way they can catch any potential bugs on weird hardware.

  • hldc1

    You should put in a note that going to Settings > General Settings > Archive & delete actions and selecting "Show archive & delete" will move the "Delete" function from the drop menu to the action bar, thus moving "Move to" to the drop menu.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwjoshdew Josh

    I used your article in my video and showed people these features on my Galaxy S3. http://youtu.be/c3u9aeJAjls

  • new_gmail_sucks

    Whats the point of making the icon the first letter of the senders name, that serves no purpose.

  • Steve

    Anyway to get this working on Gingerbread?

    • Scott

      Negative.

  • TheKoggles

    Okay...so why can't I swipe to delete, like you can do in so many other things, notifications included?

  • Lu Bre

    So far I love it. But removing the trash icon (delete message) was a bad move. It should be available via swipe at least (left-swipe to delete, right-swipe to archive for example).

    • pete

      re-enable it in Settings>General settings>Archive&delete options.

      • Lu Bre

        Wooot, cool thanks. Well, swiping is fun though. I want a left-swipe to delete too :)

  • Michael Fontenot

    It seems to have broken my notifications. Had anyone else noticed this issue?

    • William Gunther

      You need to go into the app and manually turn on notifications for each of the new categories. They are turned off by default.

  • Mert Mihci

    The notifications for Gmail doesn't work after the update(both Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10.) Is there any way to fix this?

  • Paulo

    Totally agree about the bottom control bar. Not only are bottom control bars easier to reach (Galaxy Note 2 user here), bottom controls prevent your hand/thumb/finger from obscuring your view. From a functional design standpoint this seems to be a no brainer yet only a few designers are paying attention to this. Maybe the designer of the new Google camera interface could influence some of the other Google designers.

  • YeP

    I cant get this to work and theres no way to get support for Gmail. Ive got an Android phone and updated this. Of course, you update and theres no explanation or instructions. The emails do have those letters in a box on the left hand side of every email message. I have no idea what they mean or what Im supposed to do with them. Ive read theyre supposed to represent categories and youre supposed to be able to arrange or change them. Ive followed the directions Ive seen in blogs, including the Gmail one, and its not working. Ive gone into settings and I dont have any of these categories showing up. HOW DO YOU GET ANY GMAIL SUPPORT (or Android for that matter)

  • digidave79

    Detroit! Love the new video. Great tour of the city. It Always ends at Lafayette Coney.

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