Tag Archive: Gmail


Of course Google tracks your purchase history using Gmail

Yes Google collects purchase data, because it always has, and that’s not all it collects.

CNBC seems to think it’s breaking some sort of news in pointing out the fact that Google uses Gmail to track your online purchase history. The revelation comes from seeing a (relatively) new Google Account page that lets you view every purchase that Google has stored, which rightfully bothers some who didn’t realize this was something Google was collecting; or, at least  [Read More…]

Google Pay now automatically imports special offers from Gmail

Storing your special offers has never been easier

Google Pay has had the ability to store loyalty cards, coupons, and offers for some time now. However, if you’re anything like me, you never remember to manually add these. Thanks to Google, these savings will no longer escape you, because Google Pay now has the ability to copy them over automatically directly from your Gmail account.

It does take a tiny bit of effort on your part to  [Read More…]

Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services are experiencing an outage

Several Google services are impacted as users are unable to access Gmail, YouTube, Drive, and Play Music.

If you’re unable to send emails in Gmail or upload files to Drive, you’re not alone. Google seems to be experiencing an outage that is affecting several of its services, with the issue affecting customers across the U.S., Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. According to Down Detector, Gmail and YouTube started seeing disruptions at 10PM ET on March 12.

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Google just unveiled the most anti-dark mode Gmail interface ever

That is a really, really white app.

It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on a year since Google redesigned the Gmail web interface, which was sorely needed at the time. Now the Gmail mobile apps for Android and iOS are getting the same treatment to further synchronize the design and features of the service across all platforms.

Gmail is adding the ‘smart’ features from the desktop, and cleaning up the interface.

With an update arriving in  [Read More…]

Best alternative to Inbox by Gmail

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. There are plenty of email apps available for Android, and now that Inbox is leaving in March 2019, we’re here to help you find your replacement.

In March 2019, Google will shut down Inbox for good. We’ll still be using it until then, but when it comes time to transition to a new email client, your best bet will likely be Gmail. Here’s why.

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You can now undo sent emails for Gmail on Android

One of the most useful features present in Gmail for ages is the ability to undo a sent email. Sometimes this saves you from saying something you shouldn’t have or allows you to add something you forgot. Either way, it can be a real lifesaver when you need it and the Gmail app on Android now has it.

The ability to undo a sent email seems so simple and yet essential, it’s hard to believe it wasn’t implemented earlier. No  [Read More…]

Gmail for Android gets a new Confidential mode, here’s how to use it

Google rolled out a new feature meant to heighten the security of Gmail users on Android. The new tool is called Confidential mode and as the name suggests it can be used to send and receive “confidential emails.”

Confidential mode was first introduced when Google’s big Gmail redesign, but the feature was nowhere to be found in the Android app version of Gmail. But not anymore.

With the new mode enabled, users can now set an expiration date for messages.  [Read More…]

You can now customize Gmail for Android’s swipe actions

Gmail for Android has supported a swipe gesture within the mobile app for quite some time, but, up until today, it has been severely limited in scope.

Swiping on an email within the Android app has archived that message no matter what, which may have been the best possible option for some users. However, swipe actions have become a normal feature within the majority of email apps these days, and the general rule of thumb has been to provide plenty  [Read More…]

Gmail now lets you customize swipe actions on emails

Available in v8.5.20 of the app.

Gmail’s desktop site got a huge redesign in late April, but since then, the Android app has remained more or less the same. However, the v8.5.20 update adds a handy trick we think a lot of you will like — customizable swipe actions.

Prior to this update, swiping left or right on an email in your inbox would archive it. This is a handy tool, but the limitation to  [Read More…]

In Brief: Gaming phones, Gmail changes, and more

Welcome to In Brief, our periodic podcast which aims to provide you with all of the important things happening in the world of Android.

In this episode, we discuss how a brand new gaming phone, some changes coming for everyone to Google’s favorite email service, Google Lens, and a security update.

Topics

Google Security Patch for June Google Lens released as a standalone app All Gmail users to get new look inside of a month ASUS launches ROG Phone

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