Gmail for iOS gets support for the new inbox with categories, improved notifications, and more

Gmail for iOS gets support for the new inbox with categories, improved notifications, and more

Google today released its much-anticipated Gmail update for iOS. You can download the latest version of the app now directly from Apple’s App Store.

The latest Gmail redesign is meant to give users more control of their inbox, at least according to Google. The revamp affects both the Web and mobile applications, adding tools to help organize your emails into categories, including Main, Social, Offers, Notifications, and Forums (you can select the tabs you want as well as pick which messages appear there).


The Gmail version 2.3.14159 for iOS changelog is as follows:

  • New notifications options: Get notified for all messages, only important messages, or none at all, on a per account basis. Customize these settings from the in-app settings page.
  • Meet the new inbox: If you’ve enabled the new inbox, your mail is now grouped into categories so that you can see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when. Primary mail is shown first and it’s easy to access and keep track of email in other categories by opening the menu. Configure this feature by going to on your computer.

Late last month, the new Gmail update first leaked out only to be confirmed by Google a few days later. The Android app update started to trickle out yesterday while the new iOS app was released today.

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The iOS update works for both the iPhone and the iPad. Google has now come full circle with this release (it doesn’t offer Windows Phone nor BlackBerry apps), meaning it is probably already hard at work on the next one.

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