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Gmail for Android Receives Update Adding Save to Drive, RTL Support and Other Features

Google has rolled out an update to the Gmail for Android app and with a slew of new features that can further enhance the user experience. This new version 4.8 of the Gmail app includes aspects such as saving attachments to Drive, improved side navigation menu, spam explanations and many others. Here is the change-log and the uses of the new feature additions.


With the Save to Drive feature, users can save the devices space by saving the attachments directly to Google Drive instead of downloading them. These files can be accessed from any device as they are stored in the Drive.

The Spam Explanations will display an explanation at the top of every spam message thereby giving a glimpse of what the mail is about without opening it. The enhanced RTL support adds convenience to those who know languages such as Arabic, Persian or Hebrew that can be written in the right-to-left direction. Well, Gmail on Android will feature the profile picture and the navigation menu on the right instead of left.

Lastly, talking about faster access to the side navigation menu, the users can swipe from the left edge to access the accounts and labels and from the right edge for RTL. The side menu also includes Settings, Help and Feedback.


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