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Gmail adds pinch-to-zoom, swipe to archive, and larger previews in Android app

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 03, 2012.

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The Gmail app for Android has been updated to introduce several long-requested features, including the ability to zoom in or out to gain a better view of inline photos or text. On devices running Android 4.0 or later, using two fingers to pinch in or out will change the viewing scale of messages. Zooming may not be necessary because the latest version also auto-fits content to make messages appear within the default view. Pinch-to-zoom and auto-fit will only be accessed if the user enables the Auto-fit option in the Gmail settings menu.

Another recent change in the latest version of Gmail is the ability to swipe a message from the conversation list to Archive or Delete it. This too is an Android 4.0 or later option that can be enabled from the settings menu. Users can also see larger photo previews, attach photos and videos from within Gmail, and see several bug fixes and improvements. Android 2.2 devices will also have better performance, but they will not see the aforementioned features.

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