Gmail for Android update gets way smarter about working with multiple accounts

Google Drive isn’t the company’s only service getting a tweak today, as it picks up new photo-archiving duties. Google’s also sharing word of a pretty significant update for Gmail for Android, gaining some new features that could help out a lot if you use Gmail to juggle multiple email accounts.

The big one here is the unified inbox, letting you see all your new emails in one place. Even if that includes both Gmail accounts as well as third-party traditional IMAP/POP accounts, you’ll be able to see all those messages at once.

This blending of accounts continues with Gmail’s support for threaded conversations, extending what previously only worked for Gmail-sourced emails to ones from all your accounts.

Beyond that, auto-complete gets smarter for searches, attachment previews get super-sized, Drive integration is streamlined, and the app introduces some spruced-up animations. Look for your update to be arriving shortly.

Source: Google

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