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Gmail is now better than ever!
 
Easy resizing, swipe to archive and more added to Gmail on Android

Today we released version 4.2.1 of the Gmail app for Android, making it easier to both view and read your messages.

No longer will your favorite email newsletters get cut off at the edges; with this latest version, you can now choose to have the emails resized to fit neatly on your screen and pinch to zoom for a closer look.  You can turn on auto-fit under Settings > General Settings.

When you are checking mail on the go, sometimes you just want to get through your inbox quickly. With that in mind, we’ve added a swipe feature that allows you to do just that. Swipe left or right to archive, directly from your inbox. Just visit Settings > General settings > Swiping conversation list if you prefer to delete from the inbox.

In addition, all of your great photos - from pics of your dad’s epic renovation project to candids of your dog napping - are easier to view at a glance. When you open a message with photo attachments, you’ll see thumbnails of each picture. Tap on a picture to go to a gallery where you can easily swipe through all the photos. And speaking of attachments, you can now attach videos that you've taken on your phone.

These new features are all part of the latest update to Gmail, and are available for devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and above.  Download it today from Google Play: http://goo.gl/7lBNS
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No more swiping right/left for previous/next thread? :-(
 
Please add archive/delete gesture on notification
 
Fit to screen should be the default. Many users won't know that you need to select the option in settings. 
 
Great update. Now to add the swipe to delete into messaging too, to stop me trying to swipe those in vain :-)
 
Great changes, but really wish there were a way to tweak the 'swipe-to-archive' feature so that it stops removing the message (and collapsing the list) as soon as there's a scroll event  Every time I go to swipe more than a couple of messages I have to deal with them shifting around. 
 
I have a Nexus 4 in Germany and I can't find Gmail in the app store and it isn't in my installed app list! Whats wrong there +Matias Duarte .. It's a Nexus.. 
 
I have a suggestion that I think will benefit many. When you get a gmail notification in your notification panel, swiping it one way will mark it read, while swiping the other way will keep the current functionality.
 
+Saqib Mahmood it's a decent idea, but it is hidden functionality that I'm sure they're trying to avoid. It's the same reason they are still phasing out the menu button, hiding functionality.
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Would've preferred left to archive and right to delete rather than both swipes performing the same function.
 
Welcome to 2012, it's about time. 
 
Thank you, Gmail needs this kind of functionality. 
 
Wow, a post from +Matias Duarte that didn't turn into a "When is feature coming" question asking contest. I'm impressed.
 
Really nice but please make those featuzres avaiable for the regular stock email app too!
 
+Sipho Theodore Khumalo gmail is the stock mail app for Android. You may be thinking of your phone manufacturer's email app, which Google has no control over
 
Why Google not open Play Devices in all countries of the world? The result of these marketing strategy is the failing!
 
Great update.

Now, how about, "Archive", "Reply", and "Delete" buttons on the notification shade?
 
It's all well and good getting pan and zoom, but have you seen the UI redesign that iOS users just received? Why are we Android users yet to receive that? 
 
And most importantly (to me at least) we can now swipe to delete! THANK YOU!!!
 
+Paolo Ciarrocchi swipe to delete can be enabled under Menu...Settings...General Settings...Swiping Conversation List. Set to Always Deletes
 
hi could you please explain if theres a reason why the ios gmail app is sooooo much better visually than the android app ?
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