It’s Wednesday and you know what that really means, its Update Wednesday!
Google have updated the Gmail app for Android to add support for saving files to your Google Drive account.
Prior to this version (4.8), you could only save the files, i.e attachments on your device. And if you wanted them on the cloud, you obviously had to re-upload them to Drive. This is definitely a great addition to the app and a huge space saver for those devices without an external storage.
Also worth noting is the cool new slide out menu, which gives you quick access to the folders you have.
Here is the Change log they posted on Google+:
Save to Google Drive
Instead of downloading attachments to your device which takes up valuable space, you can now save attachments directly to Google Drive. Files saved to Drive are easily accessible from any smartphone, tablet or computer.
Have you ever wondered why a message ended up in spam? You’ll now find an explanation at the top of every spam message.
Improved RTL support
If you’re an English speaker, you’re used to reading sentences from left-to-right. But there are a lot of languages out there that are written from right-to-left (RTL), such as Arabic, Hebrew and Persian. If you’re a speaker of one of these languages, Gmail on Android now looks and feels the way you’d expect with profile pictures and the navigation menu on the right instead of the left.
Faster access to the side navigation menu
It’s easier to get wherever you need to go in the app. While reading messages, you can now swipe from the left edge (or right edge for RTL languages) to quickly access your accounts and labels. You’ll also find Settings, Help, and Feedback in the side menu.
As always, the update is being pushed out slowly, and it might take a while before you get an update notification for the app.