Google’s Gmail API officially gets push notification support

Google’s Gmail API officially gets push notification support

At last year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company launched its official Gmail API. One year later, it’s adding a small but important feature to this API: Push notification support.

The inclusion of push notification support means third party developers no longer have to poll Gmail for new messages, which helps eliminate time and extra network costs. As Google puts it, “Just subscribe to a Gmail mailbox and whenever a change occurs, the Gmail API will instantly notify your server.”

Although you can still use IMAP, the official Gmail API will support all the features that come with Gmail, such as drafts, replies and native search, to name a few.

For more info on what you can do with the new update, read the developer’s guide here.

➤ Gmail API Push notifications: don’t call us, we’ll call you [Google]

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