Google is bringing the unified inbox to its Gmail app for Android, the search company has revealed. The latest version of the app allows users to view emails from multiple accounts on one single page, with the function not only working with multiple Gmail accounts, but also email addresses from other services, including Yahoo and Outlook.com.
The new view will work with a number of webmail services and other IMAP or POP-based accounts, with users able to switch between the different accounts at will. An "All Inboxes" view will display emails coming in from all accounts, saving users from having to switch between accounts at all. Gmail's conversational view has been used for non-Gmail accounts, so long email threads are easier to follow across all services.
The same app update also introduces changes to autocomplete, making it more useful when searching through past email messages. More responsive animations, larger attachment previews, and the option to quickly sale files and messages to Google Drive are also included.
It is noted that, while the update has been made available on Android, it has not been added to the iOS version of the app. It is unknown when the new features will make their way to that version, if at all.