In November 2021, Google announced new features on iOS for Gmail, Sheets, and Meet to stay more productive. Now, the updated Gmail app for iOS brings the new inbox widget, as promised. The new Inbox widget allows users to “keep on top” of their inbox.
This year, Google will also be launched the ‘Locked Folder‘ feature on its Photos app on iOS which will allow iPhone and iPad users to password-protect their private media. And previously, the company introduced new video editor and editing features on Google Photos for iOS that enable users to crop, add filters, edit content with tools like portrait blur, portrait light, and much more.
Gmail’s new Inbox widget displays the last three emails and more
In iOS 14, Apple introduced widgets that allow iPhone and iPad users to add widgets directly on the Home Screen, among apps, to view useful information at a glance without opening the app like weather, traffic update, and more. And to get more put on the Gmail widget, Google has added new features.
The widget joins the existing widget that displays a compose button, a search interface, and lets users know how many unread emails are in the inbox. The widget also shows a preview of the emails’ content which makes it more informative.
Although the release notes of the latest update do not list the new widget, the changes will show when the app is updated to the latest version. Users can add the new widget on the Home Screen or Today screen. The release note reads:
Stay on top of the work that matters with Gmail, part of Google Workspace. With secure email as the foundation, you can also chat, collaborate with a group in spaces or make voice or video calls – all in one place.
Gmail app is available on the App Store for free. You can choose to upgrade the storage up to 30TB for $149.99. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 12.0 or later.