Google has released a revamp to its Gmail app for Android, moving it to version 4.7.2. The latest version includes a new feature – showing pictures in emails automatically, it’s been available in the Gmail desktop version for a while.


In a recent blog post, the company has explained that they have added the ability to Gmail to ask you before showing pictures in Gmail as to protect you from other anonymous senders who might attempt to use pictures to compromise the security of your device.

But now thanks to latest enhancements in how the app handles pictures, users will now be able to view all of the images displayed in their email automatically across Android. Instead of just featuring pictures from their native external web host servers, the app will now present them right from its own proxy servers.

In other words, your messages are secure and safe than before. Pictures are analysed for malware, and there’s no need to tap on that nettlesome ‘display images below’ link again. With the latest version, your email will be much faster, gorgeous and safer than before.

While the users who wish to enable picture display on a per email basis can opt the ‘Ask before showing external images’ functionality through Settings menu. This option will be default for those who had chosen ‘Ask before displaying external content’ functionality formerly.

When the company has announced about this feature last month, it has reported that they will roll out this feature to iOS and Android versions soon. iOS version has not received the feature, while the Android app has got it.

In addition to the aforementioned feature, the update also includes the following features:

  • Ability to set up your vacation responder through Settings menu.
  • You can now download/send any sort of attachments.
  • Ability to attach several files at once (available for Android 4.3+).
  • You can print your desired attachments and emails (available for Android 4.4)
  • Improved performance for devices with low memory.

Android users can download the latest version of Gmail app directly from the link given below. The latest version is compatible with devices running on Android version 4.0 and above.

Gmail download link for Android (free)