The Gmail Android app has seen a ton of improvements over the past few months. Various app updates have come to the Gmail Android app, and it looks like the Gmail app just got another update. The new update, which pushes the Gmail app to version 7.3 is now adding GIFs into your emails.
Gmail Android App Adds Gboard GIF Support
The biggest news coming out of the new Gmail Android app is that you can now input various GIFs into your email using Gboard. The new version of Gmail for Android is version 7.3, which is now available through the Google Play Store. The new version of Gmail, version 7.3, will quickly allow you to add the GIF right into your email using Gboard. This comes just a few weeks after the Gmail app got the ability to receive money and send money via the mobile app. Another previous update also included the app shortcuts.
If you would like to try the new Gboard GIF abilities in the Gmail App for Android, it is pretty simple and basic. In fact, the new feature works a lot like Facebook Messenger and Google Voice. By that we mean that there is an emoji icon that you can click and then you just need to hit the GIF icon. You can search for various GIFs with the new feature, and also search by recently used GIFs or most popular GIFs. You will then find that the GIF you chose for your email will show up in the body of the email.
Other Google Android App Features
In terms of what else is coming to the Gmail app for Android, not a lot else has been added to the new version 7.3. In the change log, we see the newer features added already such as the ability to both send and receive money. We also see that the new Gmail Android app has the ability to support productivity add-ons that are third-party. Beyond that, Google also has added the support for the Exchange Tasks, which is for businesses. There are also account-specific shortcuts on the app as well.
One thing that we are disappointed we have not seen yet implemented into the Gmail app for Android is the ability to stream the video attachments. You still need to download them through the Gmail app, and streaming the video attachments is still only available through the website. If you were on a mobile device this feature would be very handy, but it appears Google is not thinking that this is an important implementation to the mobile app. Hopefully, in the next update, we will see the ability to stream the video attachments on the mobile app instead of having to download them.
If you would like to see all of the new features of the Gmail app for Android, then you can head to Google Play Store right now and download the new version 7.3. If you already have the Gmail app on your Android device, you also might see this new version coming as an over-the-air update, although it could take a few more days to get to your specific Android device. It is always much quicker to just head to Google Play Store and download the new version manually as opposed to waiting for the update to hit your Android device via the over-the-air option.