Google adds voice and video calls to the Gmail app on iPhone and iPad

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Gmail adds voice and video calls
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You can now place calls and join remote meetings from right inside the Gmail app on iPhone and iPad.

Google Chat integration, with support for both voice and video calls, has been added in the app’s latest update. But it comes with one big limitation that means you’ll probably still need to keep the Google Chat app.

Google rolls out big upgrades for Gmail, Meet and Sheets on iOS

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Gmail, Meet and Sheets gets big updates on iPhone and iPad
Enjoy Home screen widgets and Picture in Picture support.
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Google this week rolled out a bunch of rather significant updates for Gmail, Meet, and Sheets on iPhone and iPad that add a number of neat new features and improvements. You can download them from the App Store now.

Gmail now offers a Home screen widget that lets you see your inbox at a glance, while Meet now features Picture in Picture support so you can carry out remote meetings while you continue to do other things on your device.

Google Chrome finally supports multiple windows on iPad

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Chrome for iPad got a major update.
Chrome for iPad can finally show two web pages at the same time.
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A fresh update to Google Chrome for iPad lets users open multiple browser windows side-by-side. This long-overdue feature enables tablet users see two web pages simultaneously.

Google also released Gmail and Google Drive Home screen widgets.

How to change the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 default email application

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Changing the iPhone or iPad default email application is now possible. And easy.
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Apple just removed one of the biggest remaining restrictions from the iPhone and iPad. It’s finally possible to change the default email application in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to something other than Apple Mail.

Making the change is easy. However, a current limitation will delay many people from taking immediate advantage of it.

How to save a backup of all your Gmail

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It’s surprisingly easy to make a copy of everything in your Gmail account.
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There are lots of reasons you might want to make a copy of everything in a Gmail account. Maybe you’re done with Google and are switching to an Apple email account. Or you’re leaving a job or school where you were issued a Gmail account. You don’t want to leave behind years of messages.

Fortunately, it’s easy to back up everything in a Google email account. But it’s not quick. Plan accordingly.

How to stop the Mail app from randomly interrupting you in macOS

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How to prevent Mail from randomly appearing on macOS

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If you use Gmail inside Mail on macOS, you may have noticed an extremely frustrating bug that can cause the app to randomly shove itself in your face. It’s particularly annoying when you’re using another app in full screen mode.

You don’t have to suffer that anymore. In this how-to, we’ll show you an easy fix that permanently prevents unwanted Mail popups from occurring.

How to add attachments from the Files app in Gmail for iOS

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Google has been giving Gmail for iOS a lot of love lately.
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Gmail is finally adding the ability to add attachments to emails straight from the Files app for iOS, giving users another crucial productivity tool.

Until now, the only way to send stuff from your Files app via Gmail was by using the sharing tool inside the Files app and creating a new email with it. Now users can reply to emails inside of Gmail for iOS and add attachments from Files without having to jump between apps. We’ll give you a quick rundown on how to use the nifty feature that’s starting to roll out to users globally.

How to block privacy-invading read receipts in email

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An untracked, artisanal email.
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Did you know that your boss might be tracking when you open and read her emails? Or that anyone who operates a mailing list can see when you open their emails, thanks to read receipts?

But did you also know that it’s trivially easy to block read receipts? You can make your overreaching boss think that you never read her emails, or at least make her a bit more paranoid. Email tracking uses something called tracking pixels. Let’s see how to block them, and disable email read receipts on Mac and iOS.

Gmail finally goes dark for iOS 13

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Gmail is the latest to pick up a brand-new dark mode for iOS 13.

Google started making the feature available to a small number of users back in September — but now all should be able to take advantage of it. And it looks particularly good on OLED displays.