Menu
Gmail Android app lets users easily sign up for meetings

Gmail Android app lets users easily sign up for meetings

What's more, users can now compose emails with rich text

With more people using email on their phones, Google has finally added two key editing and calendar features to its Gmail app for Android.

Now, when users get a calendar invite from Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange, they'll be able to hit a button in their app and get the event added to their calendar, without having to switch applications over to Google Calendar. 

Where the resulting event ends up depends on which email account someone is using. Those folks viewing their Exchange email accounts inside Gmail will have the event sent to their Exchange calendars, and people who are looking at a Gmail account will have the event added to Google Calendar.

New features in Gmail Google

In addition to the scheduling update, Google also added rich text formatting to the app's composition screen, so users can now make text bold, italicized, underlined or highlighted on their phones, like what they can do on Gmail's Web interface.

The two features are good news for Gmail users, and also an important competitive move for Google, since other email clients on its platform already support similar functionality.

Google has the advantage of getting Gmail pre-installed on most Android devices, but the company's app still needs to remain competitive with other email clients in order to avoid driving people toward applications from competing businesses like Microsoft. 

Subscribe here for up-to-date channel news

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Google

Featured

Slideshows

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island

​Ingram Micro’s Hooked on Lenovo incentive programme recently rewarded 28 of New Zealand's top performing resellers with a full-on fishing trip at Great Barrier Island for the third year​ in a row.

Tight lines as Hooked on Lenovo catches up at Great Barrier Island
Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

As the dust settles on the 2017 AWS Summit in Sydney, ARN looks back an action packed two-day event, covering global keynote presentations, 80 breakout sessions on the latest technology solutions, and channel focused tracks involving local cloud stories and insights.

Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney
Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day

Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day

Ingram Micro hosted its third annual Cure Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the North Shore Golf Club in Auckland. In total, 131 resellers, vendors and Ingram Micro suppliers enjoyed a round of golf consisting of challenges on each of the 18 sponsored holes, with Team Philips taking out the top honours.

Channel tees off on the North Shore as Ingram Micro hosts annual Cure Kids Charity golf day
Show Comments