The Gmail for iOS Allows Replies to Emails from Notifications

 - Mar 6, 2015
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The recent Gmail for iOS update features some significant improvements made possible by iOS 8. As soon as an email notification comes on the screen, a person is able to reply to it or archive it directly from there. This ensures that action is efficient and convenient. In a way, this brings email closer to instant messaging, which positions Gmail for iOS as a competitor to more traditional messaging apps.

Another big update for Gmail for iOS is the ability to email photos and documents while inside other apps by tapping the share icon. Together, these tweaks ensure that people continue to benefit from its service instead of moving onto another email app, which is increasingly likely.