Gmail For Android Update Now Adds Shortcuts, Support For Exchange Tasks, Long Press Feature And More

Before we go further on a guide to Gmail tips for Android which will help you get that Inbox down to more manageable proportions, here what we received is a new update that brings with Gmail app for Android support for exchange tasks, shortcuts and even long press feature to the email service on your device itself. Here are the details in brief.

You are now able to download version 7.2 Gmail for Android, which allows users create, view, or edit tasks in their Exchange account. As Google recently raised the size limit for received attachments in Gmail to 50MB, but that’s not only be the improvements using the application will be also getting in the coming days.

Announced just yesterday that it has added support for Exchange accounts in Gmail app for Android, also now bringing additional improvements to allow users to take advantage of both their work and personal business. This new update also brings more app shortcuts to the app on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and later versions. Latest Gmail update also brings long press on app icon to compose message, select an account or pin a shortcut.

Prior to the update, there was just an app shortcut available that made users compose a new mail message, though, this shortcut still exists, now been accompanied by shortcuts for up to three email accounts. These app shortcuts can be dragged to the homescreen and thereafter make it easier to gain access to different mail accounts.

According to the report, the order of the accounts is determined by the last three accounts that you have already interacted with inside the application. Next, the search giant has added support for Exchange Tasks inside the Gmail app with the latest version 7.2 update.

Starting this week, Google will roll out support for Exchange tasks in Android Gmail application. As the name suggests, this new feature will allow users to synchronize their tasks with Exchange so that you always stay on top of your task list, even when you’re on the go. Moreover, you’ll be able to create new tasks, edit date or priority, as well as flag an email as a to-do for later response and more.

Design-wise, the addition of the new Exchange tasks feature will not find any changes, so if you’ve used Gmail before, you won’t notice any differences by means. Exchange tasks in Gmail should nevertheless, allow users to focus on their important tasks and check things on the fly. This feature should be made available to all Gmail for Android users in the near future.

The search giant says the Gmail on Android devices will be enterprise ready and can be deployed securely. Additionally, the update to Gmail Android app also adds “Long Press” inclusion.

Introduced a new way to compose a mail, the Gmail app now supports the long press feature on your Android Nougat devices. How to use it? If you long press it on the Gmail icon, you can choose ‘Compose’ from the list of options that appear on the screen to easily compose a mail.

If you have multiple accounts, then, you will be displayed all your Gmail accounts there, from whic you can simply select one that you wish you login to. This feature is undoubtedly an evergreen addition that we all have been waiting for. Wait, you can even drag and drop the accvount ID from the list and create a shortcut for that particular ID on your ‘Home’ screen. Supported smartphones such as OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, Pixel, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

(Download: Gmail for Android from Google Play Store)

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