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Gmail - Email by Google
Description
The official Gmail app brings the best of Gmail to your iPhone or iPad with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search that works across all your mail. With the Gmail app, you can: • Undo Send, to prevent embarrassing mistakes • Switch between multiple accounts • Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options • Search your mail faster with instant results, predictions as you type & spelling suggestions • Swipe to archive/delete, to quickly clear out your inbox • Read your mail with threaded conversations • Auto-complete contact names as you type from your Google contacts or your phone • Respond to Google Calendar invites right from the app • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam • Send and receive attachments • See profile pictures as part of the conversation
Love using Google
by HCCopeland09 on 2021/06/21 00:17
I love Gmail and Google business suite it makes my home business run so smoothly. I am so glad I started working with them so many years ago.
It ight
by Jamiuele on 2021/06/20 22:47
It ight but it could be better but it ight. Glad I have it for mail and stuff
Used to be BETTER...
by NwkEWR on 2021/06/20 21:57
UPDATE (June 20, 2021): The issue which I reported on June 9, 2021 (see below,) in re: Inability to 'View Entire Message' has been fixed. Thanks Google developers. Ideally, there should be no need for this if the entire content of eMails were to be displayed from the onset, as your competitors do. There are a number of other issues that have been repeatedly noted by many customers, yet they have not been fixed. Google's GMail app used to be able to display the ENTIRE content of LONG, TRUNCATED eMails by tapping 'View Entire Message' as is currently the case on the Android platform, however, this option does NOT WORK any longer on iPadOS, it hasn't worked for approximately two months or more, in order to view the ENTIRE eMail I'm forced to use another eMail Client (Edison Mail,) or my Android phone. It is baffling that Google's own Mail client is incapable of fulfilling a function that its rivals easily can.
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by Bella4ever886 on 2021/06/20 16:33
Yep 👍 this app is honestly very helpful with being able to keep my Gmail account pretty and perfectly organized and the app is super helpful in keeping all that god awful junk and spam mail that you are always having to deal with in every single one of your inboxes
So frustrating
by Login issues grrrrrrfcssth on 2021/06/20 14:42
No way to select multiple emails to delete them without selecting each and every single email. Now instead of clicking the link and opening in a chrome browser it does a sort of temporary internal browser within gmail which is annoying. Just bring me to the link I want to go to. I can’t even long press and ask it to open the link in a new tab. Somehow Google is deleting my reviews on ios App Store too.
Great! But could use one additional feature
by vastlyoverworked on 2021/06/20 13:26
I love Gmail and use it for my main email (and love that it’s connected to my entire Drive and school/work materials), but I feel like the app fell behind the Apple mail app, solely because you don’t have the ability to select emails to mark as read, or easily select all to mark as read or move to a folder. It’s literally impossible unless you go to the individual emails and “read” them. It’s a feature that Gmail has online, but I feel like could easily be implemented on the app. K would love to see it and it would make Gmail an even better experience for me. Otherwise I may have to switch my email back to the other app since I get thousands of emails and when they’re junk I’d love to be able to mark them as read and not see the notification, or move them to junk easily.
Delete options.
by Rjar1967 on 2021/06/20 09:52
My biggest downfall of Gmail is the ability to have a all delete option. At times I’m unable to go through my mail then when I do I’m looking at 100-400+ emails to individuals tap on and scroll through the entire mailbox. Now trash has a all delete which it great. Can we get a All delete icon at the top so we can click select all then delete without scrolling through tons of mail!
I can’t send videos!!!!!
by Drums4me37 on 2021/06/20 03:00
I have been TRYING to send videos to my family for quite a long time & each time I do, I get “this exceeds the attachment limit!” PLEASE get this fixed, this is getting old quick. I want to be able to send videos without getting that dialogue box. I’m sure I’m not the only person complaining about this either. Just PLEASE get it fixed so I can send videos!!!!! Thank you!
Search
by fineline llc on 2021/06/20 02:35
The search on Gmail is not great, almost never find what I’m looking for.
Won’t save my current work
by crazybear0627 on 2021/06/19 22:09
I’ve had it. If you click out of gmail to get information from another app, and double click back into gmail, the email that was just open disappears and it puts you at the inbox. How many times has someone asked me for information- I click to contacts, or messages, or photos to send copied info back to the person, only to have the email disappear and I have to open it all over again. If I open a link without copying the link in another browser, it will close all my info if I click into another app. Pain in the neck!
It’s okay
by Iceblue9075 on 2021/06/19 18:07
The one thing that really annoys me is that I seem to not have the ability to CC OR BCC my emails on this app. If I am somehow missing it, I’d be happy to upgrade my rating.
No Unread Option !
by medlatif on 2021/06/19 16:09
Why you don't support unread tab in your App !! This is weird.
Cant delete multiple messages on phone
by cfnc876 on 2021/06/19 14:56
I’d like The Gmail team to please fix this! I’m using a phone and I can’t select multiple messages in order to delete. I have to select them one by one. Imagine having 1000+ spam messages that you have to delete one by one. No bueno!!
Yes, it can be as bad as everyone says it is
by PhelineCat on 2021/06/19 01:51
June, 2021 I spent some time reading reviews after people updated to this whatever version and there's a lot of unhappiness about it. That it doesn't update automatically like some Google apps do even though I have automatic updates turned off is probably the only good thing about this update.I know I said I’d check out more mail apps but I didn’t. It’s such a PITA to do that, isn't it? Google doesn’t care if we’re frustrated. We're just little people. ____ There are things that don't make sense that have always made perfect sense before. They weren't as attractive as they might have been or were looking dated but they weren't granite tile countertops or shag carpeting kind of dated since they functioned smoothly without getting food bits stuck in them. Now there are things that should be so easy but then I find out I've been altogether wrong. Please don't keep releasing bad versions. I updated to a terrible one and the reviews are indicating the next update is awful. You had a functioning product that you broke. Why? ---- I tried to do something I hadn't done since you all had messed up the app. Since it was so bad my plan was: - Remove stars ✨ until only 1 ⭐️ remained. I'd already done that. - Find a 3rd party app that functions better. Annoying, but I hate this Gmail app almost as much as I do Facebook Messenger. That's a bad'un too.
Like it
by Manson Sharks72 on 2021/06/18 23:49
I have 2 accounts an have never had any problems with this app
Put in a sign out button
by ImgagaforGaGa on 2021/06/18 23:36
I don’t understand what there is no option to sign out of an (one; singular) account. I can’t imagine it’s that complicated to just have that option there. Instead, I had to delete the app, re-download it, and THEN I was given the option to remove the account when I “signed in”.
Organizar
by Esthermina on 2021/06/18 20:06
No sé cómo organizar los correos que son importantes. Me gustaría pasarlos a carpetas y archivarlos en el drive por personas m, especialmente en el ámbito profesional.
Didn’t even want this app
by Sammie_antha on 2021/06/18 18:03
I don’t even like or use the gmail app, but I’m forced to have it on my phone in case I need to sign onto a different computer. It REQUIRES you to confirm the sign in on your phone. Which is stupid because the reason I’m signing onto a new computer is because my phone is not working. It just doesn’t make sense.
The only email to have
by Forced to Use iOS on 2021/06/18 14:53
Why would anyone still use outlook?
Impossible to find anything to drink around here.I can’t even see there website cuz you can’t
by Jamerdoo on 2021/06/18 14:00
Find a way to follow any one?! Just trying to get appointment to see lady owner ? Good friend said I pass her requirements .If anyone can rely message ? Thanks Didn’t want to just show up wanted to call say on our way. She can reach me 517-295-9770 Thank you
Google meets
by scorrpzero on 2021/06/18 13:32
When I am on a google meet here recently the meets tend to cut out my voice so the person I am talking to can not hear me
Great email service
by Invsolutionsllc on 2021/06/18 12:31
We use Google Mail for our entire staff, we have never suffered a loss of service, emails and creation of is seamless. Highly recommend
Like gmail
by Windrunner36 on 2021/06/18 05:01
Great
much for the iPhone and the phone
by JAHJAH207 on 2021/06/18 04:13
Lag laggy and the controls have been a little too much for the iPhone and the phone much for the iPhone and the phone much for the iPhone and the much for the iPhone and the much for the iPhone and the much for the iPhone and the phone
More Security Options PLEASE!!
by Bill Bixby's Ugly Brother on 2021/06/18 04:07
Recently I got a Google Chrome book and a One Plus N10 phone. As soon as I connected my old Iphone as a second factor, my N10 Gmail froze and crashed on my brand new phone! My Gmail on my Chrome book did something similar. I wish I could just go right to securing my stuff with my Yubikey and not give the bad guys a chance to infect my equipment anymore!!! So sick of hackers owning EVERYTHING I HAVE!!!! IOS, Chrome book- doesn’t matter. 😒 How about giving us an option of using Gmail without using a webpage or scripts? “Just text” option would be NICE!!!
View Entire Message on iPad DOESN’T WORK
by zbombz on 2021/06/17 23:09
Pressing the view entire message button does not load the entire message so we have now lost content from many emails. The entire view entire message UI is ridiculous and a complete product fail. JUST LOAD THE ENTIRE MESSAGE AUTOMATICALLY, GMAIL. Failed product rates 0 stars.
Yikes
by bossrater! on 2021/06/17 19:36
I can’t even use the app. I had it on my old phone and could use it fine, but now every single time I attempt to use the app it always shows a picture of spilled milk and says,” Something went wrong, try again later.” No matter how many times I try it just doesn’t work. I even deleted and reinstalled the app to see if that might work. SMH. If I could I’d rate it a zero.
a sheep in fruity colors
by Jessesaint on 2021/06/17 14:49
keep the spam in the junk and out of my inbox. it's been increasing more and more every week. yahoo would've been had this fixed. never have had a single issue with my outlook either. it's you.
whines about VPN
by Assassin1345 on 2021/06/17 13:10
I see countless full screen dialogs informing me that I’m signed in somewhere else. I know. I don’t care. I cannot understand why Google would implement something so infuriating. I can barely use the app.
Good App! All in one!
by S.R.M.Varun on 2021/06/17 12:42
Superb app and I’ve all in a single app!!! The only thing is size of the app alone can be reduced!!!
Not seeing or hearing the notifications
by yona141 on 2021/06/16 23:29
There’s something that it needs to fix. I can’t see or hear the notifications. It’s beginning to get on my nerves because I just saw the email half and hour ago but there’s no sound that needs to notify me. I tried restarting my iPad multiple times, and I have to delete gmail (app) multiple times. It’s giving me the same results after few weeks of not hearing the notifications anymore.
Difficult to use
by Macacey on 2021/06/16 19:06
Hey, I’m an Office (Microsoft) guy - so gmail is horrible. It’s as if it were simply thrown together as an afterthought and released. Horrible for the working professional.
Unread button not working
by Samuel Ken on 2021/06/16 18:03
When I enter the email and if I want to UNREAD it, it doesn't work. It is working in the second try. Please fix it!
No no no
by JeffBaurcuda on 2021/06/16 16:23
Yes no it's why yes yeah is the there is not a single thing yes please dictation dictation is the difference
Very Bad for Google Meeting
by Grewal'zzzzzzzz on 2021/06/16 03:50
Video is no fully shown very bad update for Google Meet.
Fix the unread email button!
by NewReview66 on 2021/06/16 03:48
The mark unread button doesn’t work in the when opening an email. This results in having to search for the last email and is a pain. Please fix!
It doesn’t appear massages
by m.alamoudi on 2021/06/16 02:56
It doesn’t appear massage
Amazing App!!!
by AshleyAlang on 2021/06/15 23:13
I used it on my iPad 5 It helped a lot!!!
“Mark unread” usually not working
by AllanRosen on 2021/06/15 22:29
Same comment as immediately preceding (chronological) review. Mark unread almost always doesn’t work- but generally does work the second time.
Not receiving emails
by 🌟🌟🌟🌟hellooooooo4336 on 2021/06/15 21:54
Gmail is a really good app and I love to give it 5 ratings but now I have changed my mind . I haven’t been receiving emails since a few days ago . I ha e many important emails to receive but it’s not working . I even deleted emails or any useless stuff in my phone because of this I deleted my friend group chats photos and apps . But still it’s not working . Is there a virus or something ? Please do something gmail . I hope you can reply to my text please google isn’t helping either . Thank you gmail !
NOT RECEIVING EMAILS
by Hoefull on 2021/06/15 20:57
Where’s all the emails. Have important emails coming paying bills and important messages. Now what happened. Getting nothing. Guess it’s time to check out other companies. They won’t even admit the problemEveryone’s complaining on the android phone and also on the iPad.
Poopoo mas o manos
by Oh game Lilly on 2021/06/15 19:57
I hate school but this app works well so I give 2 stars
ugly
by CrazyCatie101 on 2021/06/15 18:46
this is the ugliest app i’ve ever seen after the update 🤢 i’m switching email accounts because of how bad it looks and uncomfortable it is to use i wish i could give it less than one star because it’s horrendous!!
War vs Apple & Google
by youaskwecreate on 2021/06/15 18:02
These both companies have a instance war between them to make money and they don’t realize if they start making their products compartible with each other in a innovate it way they will do more money. Google gmail can not be use in iPhone in the way we like to. I like the iPhone graphics but not the google phones. I like the gmail better than iPhone mail services. I do like google assistant better than Siri and it is imposible to substitute it on iPhone for Siri. It is insane, we buy the product why we can not adjust it in a way best fit our needs????
Bad email app
by awwome app on 2021/06/15 16:59
I like Gmail.com for the email but the app is really bad because it crashed and I have an iPhone 12 pro with 500 MPs WiFi and if you want a good email app get outlook it’s more user friendly
Good...but...
by PJZ on 2021/06/15 15:07
Brought dark mode in along with a handful of features that I need on desktop. So, it replaced all the 3rd party apps I've used over the years. But it has a bug that has persisted for SO many versions now which will take all your Snoozed emails and bring them back into your Inbox at the most random times. The only way I can find to get around it is to delete the app and reinstall. I have to do this two times a week. Devs...Please fix. Thanks in advance.
Much better to send
by ❤️Elsa❄️ on 2021/06/15 14:15
Great 👍
Issue
by norlan mendieta on 2021/06/15 05:35
My Gmail account doesn’t work I’m not receiving any emails last 8 days I’ve been trying to fix it by myself everything but still not working I’ve never had any problems since now I hope you can help me.
Update
by gregtheshinobi on 2021/06/14 22:20
My emails is not getting any email and I know I should be receiving some mail, it’s been 4 days
Unread not working
by Beu810 on 2021/06/14 18:03
Marking as unread option not working.
New update
by Sky Quinn on 2021/06/14 15:17
I don’t like the new update with the chat inside gmail it will not let me sign into my hangouts account
Great!
by ImmaNogga on 2021/06/14 14:46
Awesome app! Helped me a lot.
Layout update
by bailee willis on 2021/06/14 12:27
Gmail app should have some details like yahoo mail
I wish message truncation were different
by KB133320 on 2021/06/14 12:03
The iOS app works great for all general use and I am happy with it. However, the behavior of truncating the display of longer messages is most annoying to me. It displays part of your message with a note “VIEW ENTIRE MESSAGE” at the point of truncation. You can click that hypertext to get the full message in a new window. I suppose the origin of this behavior is to limit cellular data usage. I don’t ever find that there is that much additional content that it is a major concern that I will use too much data. Quite often the message ends just beyond the truncation point. At the least, I wish the truncation threshold were user controlled, but ideally I would just be able to turn off the behavior.
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by super ofertas on 2021/06/14 11:23
Me hackearon my cuenta gmail
SERVICIO PÉSIMO
by Lupita1871 on 2021/06/14 10:32
Casi he vaciado mi buzón y aún no puedo recibir nuevos correos electrónicos. Por favor arreglen el problema. Si podría darle zero estrellas lo haría. 😡😐 Necesito mi correo para todo es muy frustrante no poder acceder ningún email
This app is so helpful
by evanmf on 2021/06/14 03:31
It makes for mail so easy to find overall it’s really nice i love it!
Screen flickers in Gmail app
by John123wer on 2021/06/14 01:00
It’s very difficult to read emails on this app on iPhone since the screen flickers when I scroll through the email. I wish Google will fix if soon.
Cc
by ray naygen on 2021/06/13 23:28
App disappeared from Home Screen! Get uninstall it to reinstall it.. horrible
What’s with all the updates?!
by !?!?.,!?., on 2021/06/13 19:35
So is it update after update so you can steal more info and invade more of our privacy!!??
Selecting Text
by CppCoder on 2021/06/13 14:37
View entire message in iPad Pro in landscape is not working. Do you all test these apps?
App needs work.... a lot to work! Updated 6-13-21
by sMyNickname on 2021/06/13 12:14
1. Only syncing 90 days, why not everything? 2. Default iOS mail app....no, it doesn’t work. Still get error message from websites showing mail app is not installed. I have gmail set to default. Why haven’t you fixed this???!! 3. Overall not as easy to navigate as iOS mail app. I really only use this because of the push notifications. Make it more like the iOS default mail app. This app is terrible and it laid out well. Probably going back to default Mail app. 4. Search feature doesn’t work right. Can never find emails. Desktop version works fine. 5. Sent and deleted iOS app emails are impossible to from desktop. Not sure what’s going on here 6. This app is really terrible, the more I use it. Only good for push notifications and signature settings that carry over from desktop. There is nothing else good to say about it. Can’t even find trashed messages from a minute ago. Not in the trash. Where is it???
Can Not ever Recover Account even thru Process
by Krizziedanny420 on 2021/06/13 12:00
Because I had an android phone, I was made to make a gmail for the play store and etc. so like wise, I did the following steps. I ended up sorta liking the phone, so I stuck with it awhile and took photos, info, contacts and even my banking information along with my business details and tax return information that had sensitive information like my kids and my socials...long story short, this phone got stolen along with everything I owned inside it. Debit, credit, health insurance cards and my ID. Safe to say the guy has my whole life. Anyway, I had money on its way due to a COVID relief payment, and the guy has all the information and can do what he wants with it. I tried to access this before he could discover it and manipulate it, but lo and behold, he changed my password. Because the 2 factor Authenticator is “supposed” to safeguard you, it comes as a disservice if the phone is ever lost&/or stolen. I have tried multiple times to recover my account and sensitive documents that are included in my Gdrive and my card accounts, banking etc. why can’t Google make it easier for someone to recover their property??? This is important to me and I have lost ALL hope! Never again will I go back to Android or use another Google service again until they can either a) help me instead of a million redirects and running circles or b) make this problem less likely to occur by being able to identify you in other ways. In Real Life! Thanks for listening to my complaint in hopes this may help someone else one day! Deuces Google!!
spam and unwanted emails
by mygovtnamelol on 2021/06/13 04:07
get some weird ol stuff lol who wouldve known
Gmail account
by joshua_aguirre on 2021/06/13 02:03
So I don’t know why but I haven’t been receiving an email since may 21, 2021. I assumed the app needed an update so I forgot about it till yesterday and updated it and nothing has changed hoping you guys see this and can get back to me and be able to fix this problem
Review
by true2thecore2021 on 2021/06/13 00:59
Good app
Decent
by g gf ghgfg on 2021/06/12 21:23
Best email out there, but it would be nice if you fixed your spam filter and let me delete a whole folder instead of clicking on each email.
warning
by its sus lol on 2021/06/12 18:47
aint for kids
Glitch
by pwn1983 on 2021/06/12 18:14
Since updating to the iPhone 12, gmail has been glitching. When scrolling through my email, selecting the emails I want to delete, it will glitch and unselect everything. Essentially undoing everything I just did then requiring me to go back and select them all over again and deleting them individually, wasting my time. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app and it still happens. What a waste of time it is to have to delete each individual email or risk it unselecting multiple ones (which is does almost every time without fail)
Search is terrible
by babs6171828273 on 2021/06/12 17:05
I deleted an email about 2 minutes before I tried to search for it and gmail will only show me emails from approximately a month ago and before. Where did that email go? Apparently not to the trash? Going to another app
No Delete All
by JoeA823 on 2021/06/12 14:52
My only problem with this app, and the reason I don’t use it as my default email app, is the fact that I cannot simply select an option to delete all messages in a folder. I have to literally touch every single email if I wanted to delete them all and that’s very time consuming. So instead I end up with thousands of emails since I don’t have the time to simply check a box to select all emails and then delete them. Please implement a feature that allows me to select all emails in a folder and then delete them all at once. Otherwise I’m a big fan of Gmail. I just wish I could delete all emails at once.
No option to change the notification sound
by le cameroun on 2021/06/12 06:24
I like the app. But is really bad when it comes to change the notification sound. There is no option for that.
SPAM
by lifewithoutspam on 2021/06/12 06:05
Gmail spam filters are nonexistent! This is a serious issue when it comes to gmail! Not only will you get 100+ spam emails daily, it's time consuming to delete these irritating emails that get past the spam folder! I hate opening my gmail account! I actually have changed important emails to my iOS account! When time management is important, spending hours to delete emails is just a waist of your peace of mind!
Emails not updating!!!
by alexhhej on 2021/06/12 02:59
This update has ruined my emails!! I get emails everyday and it’s been 5 days without anything I need this fixed!!!!
Forced change from Hangouts
by 0redpenguin0 on 2021/06/12 00:00
Functionality for group chats is limited from what it was in the Hangouts App (read receipts are gone) and I resent this move that seems like it’s only intended to get me to move to Gmail from the Apple Mail app. It makes no sense to have chats here instead of Google meet.
Impressed
by Stuart Swan on 2021/06/11 19:26
There are Angels and Arcangels everywhere ,you have to know where to look. A good place to look is up at all of the faces looking down at you preparing you for a procedure. The human condition at it’s very best. Thank you to your entire staff for their very impressive work. Well done, Best, Stuart Swan
I hate that they moved chat into this app!
by Stefy92 on 2021/06/11 13:25
It seems so clunky and now I can’t tell if my notifications are email or chat. It’s made using the chat function pointless.
Used to like the app
by Robania on 2021/06/11 12:18
Notifications haven’t worked correctly with this app in months. It’s disappointing.
Spam and crashing
by Kadiao on 2021/06/11 12:03
There’s no good way to filter out spam and it takes up so much space and storage. Also my Gmail keeps crashing and it is extremely annoying.
Mark Unread/Read
by Boodee330 on 2021/06/11 11:28
The Mark Unread/Read Button stopped working PLEASE FIX IT!
La porqueria más grande
by hhxndndnd on 2021/06/11 10:25
Vaya app más mala que vergüenza da google que ni siquiera pueda arreglar algo tan simple como las notificaciones en una app que decepción
Archived emails
by Tyrone214 on 2021/06/11 03:48
Kinda stupid how you can archive messages but there’s no way to find those archived messages in the app, once the message is archived, it’s basically lost in the app 🤦🏽 where is the archived messages?
Spam filter
by refuse to give on 2021/06/11 00:05
I agree about needing a better spam filter! No one want to see the vulgar emails daily.
Mark as read
by Pes no Sadamr on 2021/06/10 18:05
Are there any way to mark all the emails as read? I am getting my nerves seeing all the notification mark on the icon.
Great! Just a suggestion
by bumble346 on 2021/06/10 14:05
Love the app! SUPERB, A+ just like any other Google app / product. Was wondering if there was a way to ADD an email to contact list from the app. I can add it on a computer but there’s no feature on the app. I lose some emails to spam when it really isn’t spam. Additionally, is there a way to “create rules” like Microsoft Outlook? I would love to have rules set up that when there’s a certain heading to automatically move to a different folder. Would love any feedback or help about this. Thank You
G Meet
by Sau Putt 007 on 2021/06/10 11:53
Hi Team, Please have this reviewed I am not getting background blur option. As one of my friend has iPhone XR, he is getting the same option…
Sussy
by Flower_Pot XD on 2021/06/10 06:20
👺👺👺👺👺👺👺
Why why WHY ???
by Misleading sales technique on 2021/06/10 03:45
Why won’t gmail allow you to do something so simple, and so self-evidently useful, as sorting your inbox by sender????
Bad
by dio msa on 2021/06/10 00:19
Bad and complicated I can’t log out my account from this stup!d app
Guess I need a new email program
by Blatay on 2021/06/09 22:51
I used Mac mail for my personal email account and this app for my work email. Because I want to keep them separate. For some reason this app now fetches both accounts. I didn’t want it to, and I can’t make it stop.
Still not working
by Gordon Moat on 2021/06/09 22:23
Updated again. Tried signing in. Same message “Something wrong” and not launching at all. Would be nice if it ever works.
Add a “Select All” option
by Neelomania on 2021/06/09 22:13
A “Select All” option to the Gmail iOS app can go a long way
App glitches
by A.Lynn.R on 2021/06/09 19:23
No push notifications, unreliable number indicators, needing to go into every account prior to closing the app or there will be a false “badge” telling you there is an unread email. The app is a mess.
Unread
by Cucudas on 2021/06/09 16:51
Unread option doesn’t work unless you read and unread twice. Please fix it
Ok
by ✨ShEeSh✨ on 2021/06/09 12:56
It’s is a pretty good app for school end it works pretty well the only thing is that if you have low storage on your phone it takes up a lot of storage.
Can’t view/download yahoo attachments
by skp052 on 2021/06/09 01:08
Since late last year, Gmail cannot view or download PDF and word documents. I have to forward the yahoo mail to my gmail account to view/download. I’m switching apps till this is fixed.
Inscribe
by Tigerrylee on 2021/06/09 00:09
My Gmail that is on my iPhone has no way to inscribe and also no options for me to now use my folders I have 2 options delete or leave on face where it opens and I can not find any information for fixing.
Horrible, user-unfriendly app by the
by Ronayne Cleburne on 2021/06/08 23:11
Worlds most evil company. I only use this garbage app because my job makes me. Compared to, say, Apple Mail is like comparing a broken Sears acoustic to a Gibson Les Paul. Of course, google is not in the app business, it’s in the business of spying on citizens and other dirty tricks for the military industrial complex. I genuinely despise google and all its works.
HELPED SO MUCH!
by duskyUwU on 2021/06/08 22:33
Thank you for making this app, I really needed it. For my gmail and everything!
Please have a better spam filter
by toniFrances on 2021/05/15 12:08
Gmail is my primary email account. I have 2 . The only issue I have is the spam that I receive. Daily I receive vulgar emails that are directed to spam. It can not be based off of sites I visit because I do not visits sites like that. The language is also vulgar. My other email account with a different company never gets these. There is also no way for me to unsubscribe to any email I get because when I choose that link to unsubscribe it does nothing. You should have a immediate block option for unwanted emails. These emails always go directly to spam. I still do not care to ever receive them at all. I do not want them and I feel I should have the option to not get them ever . I should not have to spend any portion of my day cleaning out my spam file because it’s riddled with trash that I never asked to get. It also poses a problem if I have a legitimate email that I need to see mixed in with the large amount of vulgar useless emails that I should not be receiving anyway. I opted for a spam filter app. I deleted it because I ended up with even more of those emails than before. It’s a problem. I do not want to start my day with that kind of ugliness in front of my eyes. I feel like there should be a simple solution that can be put into play by your developers. Please try to make this better
Simple, I like it that way
by Nathanael Sanborn on 2020/09/24 13:48
For those who want a simple approach to the online world, this is the app for you. As I’ve heard others say, this very product designed by google has simply become the standard in the way email websites are presented today. There’s no doubt about it. The interface, I would say, is user friendly. The app itself is fast and from my time using it, I have experienced no bugs (that’s not to say they don’t exist, however.) There’s one minor inconvenience and I’m not even sure if this is a google classroom issue or a gmail issue. I use this service for schooling, and I rely on it much more these days because of the current state of the world, and consequently I have to do online schooling. Gmail and classroom don’t work together. I’ll receive an email hours after the assignment itself has been posted, so at times I’m not in the loop as to what I need to have turned in. When I do receive an email for classroom, I’ll tap the “open” button and it doesn’t take me directly to the assignment/announcement. All it does is open the app so now I have to dig through classroom to find it. Regardless, this app is great and if you want a simple approach to email, this app is the way to go.
Great mail app except for browser preference
by AEOHP on 2018/03/02 12:26
In general I like this mail app a lot. I am happy to have my inbox sorted as it is on the desktop. I wish it was easier to attach documents from “Pages” and “Files” instead of only from the camera, recent attachments and drive. But my biggest complaint is this: When I go to open a link from an email and it asks if I want to use chrome or safari, I choose safari because that is my preference on my iPhone. I switch off the little “ask me every time” button. The very next time I go to open a link from an email, it could be the exact same link one second later, the browser preference window opens again, with the button switched on. It adds an unnecessary step every time I look at things from an email. Also, my saved safari things don’t all translate over to the safari that pops up within the app. I know you want me to use chrome because it is your product, but you offer a choice so it would be nice if that choice worked 😊
Yes, it can be as bad as everyone says it is
by PhelineCat on 2021/06/19 01:51
June, 2021 I spent some time reading reviews after people updated to this whatever version and there's a lot of unhappiness about it. That it doesn't update automatically like some Google apps do even though I have automatic updates turned off is probably the only good thing about this update.I know I said I’d check out more mail apps but I didn’t. It’s such a PITA to do that, isn't it? Google doesn’t care if we’re frustrated. We're just little people. ____ There are things that don't make sense that have always made perfect sense before. They weren't as attractive as they might have been or were looking dated but they weren't granite tile countertops or shag carpeting kind of dated since they functioned smoothly without getting food bits stuck in them. Now there are things that should be so easy but then I find out I've been altogether wrong. Please don't keep releasing bad versions. I updated to a terrible one and the reviews are indicating the next update is awful. You had a functioning product that you broke. Why? ---- I tried to do something I hadn't done since you all had messed up the app. Since it was so bad my plan was: - Remove stars ✨ until only 1 ⭐️ remained. I'd already done that. - Find a 3rd party app that functions better. Annoying, but I hate this Gmail app almost as much as I do Facebook Messenger. That's a bad'un too.
Stop asking me about my browser
by cdcharles on 2020/11/06 14:12
I have used the gmail app for years. I recently changed some passwords and ended up choosing to switch to safari to save the suggested passwords in my keychain. Well the gmail app is positively having a fit that I don't use google chrome anymore and the petty rivalry is very unpleasant for a user. Every time I click a link in an email it asks me what browser to use - even though Safari is the only one I have!! The gmail app asks me every single time if I would like to please go download chrome from the app store in order to unsubscribe to an email. There is a setting that says "ask me every time" that I always switch OFF yet this keeps happening. Seems pretty useless to set a default browser AND say I don't want to be asked about it ... and then be asked about it every single time. I can only assume it reverts to "ON" when the app updates, which is like, once a week. About the same frequency that I unsubscribe to something, so it asks me every single time I click a link. Very disappointing. It is so unpleasant that I am considering deleting the gmail app and using the apple mail app to check my gmail account. I hope the developers see that their tactics don't foster loyalty and are a major turn off to users - you won't convince me to come back to chrome by harassing me about it, I'll just leave gmail too. Ridiculous.
Why the change?
by fififauxfun on 2020/06/13 16:23
I’m not loving or even liking a recent change they made. When I click a link in an email and it opens in Chrome or twitter or insta or wherever, and then I click the little arrow at the top left of the screen that says “return to Gmail” it previously would take me back to the email I had open, unless a long period of time had passed and then it might not do that. However, now it does one of two things, neither of which I like. It either goes back to the email but it is a blank screen and I have to click a left arrow button to get back to the email being open so I can read it, and figure out where I left off in the email. Other times, it goes back to Gmail as if I just opened it up after a long time and it checks for new mail. Then if I want to continue reading the email with aggregated news articles to to see what was next up, I have to remember which email it was and go hunt it down. Please, please, please...go back to the functionality around this you previously had where it would go back to the email you had/have open before you clicked a link, with the email still open and ready to continue reading (from the same spot) before I clicked away.
Severely limited functionality
by bigshot_bob on 2018/08/27 14:10
I use my iPad for work, as I need to take high resolution videos and have quick access to apps. The Gmail app has such terribly limited usability in key areas. First, it is crazy that I cannot create bulleted or numbered lists. This seems like a key component to writing succinct emails and I am not sure why this is not included. Second, I cannot copy and paste tables from other Google apps and keep the formatting! We send programs to clients that we create in Google sheets, but we do not need to send the entire sheet at one time, only a part. You simply cannot do this without creating an entirely new sheet, and then sharing it with them, which is simply not functional. I would rather be able to copy and paste the section of the sheet that is necessary to use. Lastly, the emails I send from my iPad do not have the same formatting as the desktop site. Again, I am at a loss as to why this is the case. We have a specific signature that we need to use in order to send protected information, and I have to set this signature up again instead of it carrying over from my desktop accessibility. The only good thing about this app is that I can access my email from it. However, it severely limits my ability to send useful emails and this kills my productivity during work hours with my iPad.
Warning about adding emails to your gmail
by Cuchabybaby on 2018/01/20 16:24
You will run out of memory faster because the other accounts you can add will add to your memory with ALL google products. I was enticed to add my yahoo account to a gmail address last year. What happened is that I’ve had gmail since 2005 and love it. I lost my free “legacy” added memory because I had to upgrade or I’d lose my emails.I spent hours going through my messages and deleting them because I received warnings if I didn’t upgrade soon, messages would disappear and if I did upgrade I’d lose my free space. I upgraded and I have my memory back on Apple products but for about a month or two on my Windows 10 laptop that I use for business, it was still showing that warning. Eventually it synced. So before you put all your emails in your gmail feed, check out if the “new gmail”will eat your memory and force an upgrade $$$$ before memory runs out and it’s pay to play. I’ve been a huge fan but I didn’t understand the takeaway of legacy memory. It was supposed to be lifetime but if I added on, it was gone and that’s what happened to “do no harm”
New Update Hurts My Eyes
by Mrs. Jxson on 2019/02/23 00:30
I have migraine and vision issues. The new, jarring, super white look makes my eyes hurt, especially when I have a migraine. With no color separation or clear boundary demarcation, it strains my eyes, if I have to spend any real time checking my email. I no longer use a desktop or laptop computer, so I depend on using the app. The new changes make it almost impossible for me to use, though, because it literally hurts my eyes and causes my vision to blur. Additionally, the placement of the option to change accounts in the previous version made sense. Where it is placed in the new version is not intuitive or user friendly. It now takes extra steps to pull up a separate screen in order to switch between accounts. This means I have to spend additional time on the stark white, visually unappealing app, which literally causes me pain, if I want to check my mail. This is a HORRIBLE update, that does not give any consideration for those with eye strain or vision problems. I won’t even go into the serious need to add options for color coding, for people who rely on visual cues to stay organized. Or the fact that nearly every other email app had a dark mode, at the very least. Please, please, PLEASE fix this!
Frustrated
by vanaty24 on 2019/03/11 10:48
I’ve used gmail and it’s app for yrs. However with these resent new updates it’s been frustrating. For yrs I’ve always had it linked to my yahoo email and it was super convenient and easy for me to navigate through the different emails. But with this new update it’s like it’s syncing all of my email accounts together. So now my yahoo email is now synced with gmail, and my yahoo email is my priority account... I can’t tell my emails apart from one another because now it’s all under 1 email account which is the gmail account. There’s no option to separate the two (I’ve tried everything) I even deleted my yahoo account off gmail and placing it back on as a separate account and it still linked all the yahoo emails with my gmail account email. This is frustrating I can’t tell my emails apart because it’s like everything is under that one gmail account smh, it has to be another way..maybe something more simple an easy. Out of all the yrs I’ve had this app an linked emails this has NEVER happened before until now. This used to be my fav email app, there was never a problem in the past so why fix what wasn’t broken.
Pretty sad response time from Google
by Vandill on 2017/10/12 12:21
This is a pretty good app by Google. Currently there is a problem that I'm seeing with badge notifications not properly updating. I've tried to remove the app from my phone and reinstall it but that didn't solve the issue. Started with iOS11 so I'm guessing it is related. I would like an option to mark something as read from the notification screen instead of, or in addition to archiving. Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't really use the archive feature. Anyway, 3 stars until the badges issue is resolved. It lets you check your email so it does its job. Nothing flashy or special. Like most of Google's apps. It's functional which is good enough. Dropping rating to 1 star and uninstalling in a week if Google, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, can't fix a notification bug. I mean come on. I'm guessing that at least 1 guys job at Google is to care about the app working. Even if it's just 1 guy he could have already fixed this in a day. Get it together. We give you all our private information willingly and you can't have a guy fix the red badge that a 13 year old kid that is learning to make apps for the first time can edit and change?
Notifications not working
by Keith Nerdin on 2017/10/23 14:07
I’m not sure if this is an iOS 11 issue or what, but notifications are no longer working properly. I’ve used (and loved) the gmail app for a long time, but recently it’s become a big enough pain I’m considering switching to a different app. I’m an “inbox zero” kind of guy. So when I go in and check all my emails and archive them and leave nothing in my inbox and close my app and it still shows a red badge on the gmail icon with 3 or so unread emails, it’s maddening. Sometimes I’ll pull my phone out 20 minutes later and it will still show unread emails, I’ll check, and it’ll still be zero. Ack!! Totally defeats the purpose of a badge icon with number indicators. It’s making me waste so much time, feel so inefficient, and making me question why I continue using what feels like a broken app. I close the app often, regularly keep the app and my iOS updated, and power off my phone frequently. And none of it seems to help.
I MISS “INBOX!!!”
by Greniersara on 2019/05/03 01:10
I am so very frustrated as a long time “inbox” app user. I have been dreading the day that it actually went away, and now it has! After a Month of it being gone, and countless days and hours of trying other apps and researching how to get the same type of experience through the gmail app, or the iPhone mail app, or pretty much any other app... I can NOT seem get the right amount of notifications! I am flooded with garbage “promotions” constantly coming through my phone, and spent a week straight “unsubscribing” just to avoid this, but there are just too many to keep up. Or I change the settings and am missing emails that I want to be notified for, but also are not extremely important. I do not want to have to go in to my email and mark every single person or place as important, that’s just inconvenient and very time consuming. There needs to be more flexibility with the notification settings. If I want to receive “Primary” & “Updates” I should be able to check off those 2 categories, not just All Mail, Primary only, or None. Somethings got to give. I want Inbox back! :( So frustrated.
So glad I switched to Google Mail
by Shonziola on 2018/09/12 12:14
Update: I continue to be impressed. I’ve learned the ins and outs of how Google does things, and find it vastly superior to others. I cannot tell you how nice it is to not have a mailbox full of junk and spam. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Previous review: I am so pleased with my new Google email account! I switched from hotmail about two weeks ago because I had gotten so frustrated. An account I had had for ten years. It was an intimidating thought to have to handle switching my email and handling all the changes to my financial, business, personal contacts. But I am so glad I took the leap. And your suggestions of how to create a more private and secure email were very helpful. Instead of getting about a hundred junk, phishing, spam mail I had to sort through every day, I rarely have a single one. The way Google has improved my email experience is beyond my expectations. Just wanted to say thanks!
Inbox app better than gmail but it’s being taken away. 😔
by heythereterry on 2019/03/05 01:47
I’ve been using Inbox since it was created. Now it’s going away this month, forcing me to go back to the Gmail app, but without all the features of Inbox. The biggest thing Inbox has that Gmail doesn’t is the ability to bulk delete/archive the tab groups. It groups Promotions and other tabs, but with Gmail, swiping simply hides the group until next time. I still have to swipe each individual email to delete. With Inbox, I could delete or archive the entire group with 1 swipe. Inbox also let me pin emails to the inbox, rather than just starring them. I also want to see the Gmail app have swipe options. Currently, it is either archive or delete no matter if you swipe to the left of right. I want both where I can choose the function for each swipe direction. Outlook also has this feature. Wish you wouldn’t ask us to switch to Gmail when you haven’t added all the same features. Got some work to do Gmail Developers!!
This App Needs Some Help!
by Debhem on 2017/11/04 21:22
I’ve been using this app for several years now so I have noticed a few things that could be improved. #1. The ability to disable conversation “threads” for those of us who dislike how our emails behave when there are several responses to a particular email. #2. Recently, my Inboxes have been getting emails that are clearly Spam emails! Why is this happening? I would like to be able to select these emails, without opening them, and put them into the Spam folder. Unfortunately, I can’t select any of those emails! Currently, I have to do that from my computer instead of from my iPhone! That’s a major inconvenience! #3. Since the launch of iPhone 11.0 update, my phone alerts me that I have a new email, but it turns out that I really don’t. I end up wasting time logging on to my phone only to find out that the sound notification was erroneous. #4. As others have mentioned, the red notification flag isn’t always responsive when all new emails has been read. Fixing these issues would make my use of Gmail much more effective and enjoyable!
Google wrecked a good thing
by chimerand on 2019/04/04 21:07
Former inbox user. I understand and a smaller user base can drive a product to be shut down. That’s not my issue-my (among many others) issue is that Google has assured customers that they were putting “the best” of Inbox’s features into Gmail to give everyone a more modern look and much better functionality. When they say that then it gives users the impression they would actually do what they said. Instead of upgrading Gmail they decided to put a couple minor features into Gmail and leaving the better options such as automatic grouping based on promotional, purchases, etc along with your main mailbox for the information you want to see. What we’re left with is an inferior product with the look and functionality of 2005 and even include forced advertising in the main mailbox. That said, they’ve done a great job at losing a longtime user and until they hold up to their promise of giving us a mail app that functions well in the year 2019 I will not return to using these or any of their products. As of now I’m removing their suite of products from my phone and and computers.
Minimalist design, minimalist features
by Gleep52 on 2019/01/30 18:16
This is an email app by the biggest email host ever right? Why isn’t there a swipe to move feature? And the “move to” feature is buried under a menu instead of just out in the open. Everyone I know who has this app complains about this - how is it not added yet? I have yet to find any email app that doesn’t have this feature. It’s just basic email organization. Also, as with most apps sadly, developers haven’t caught on that putting the buttons at the top makes their app two handed or burdensome by hand occlusion or multiple swipes and taps to achieve the same thing if the navigation/buttons were at the bottom of the screen. Leave the top blank and empty - keep that minimal and bring the interactive parts of the app within one handed easy reach (bottom). Lastly, the shake to undo feature is missing which is a basic iPhone feature every app should be held accountable for... not sure how this made it though the App Store approval process with out “shake to undo”, but be warned - this app doesn’t have that cool and useful feature.
People Have Different Needs
by DellBell16 on 2018/07/31 04:57
I was ok with this account when I first joined a few years ago. I usually log on via my phone. When I use the library or my laptop the format seems different. Each time they make improvements I like it less. Perhaps this is not for me or I need to take some Tito arrange my account in a way that suits me, if this is possible. I am quite frustrated with it. I want to get rid of junk mail and trash. I believe I finally found out how to not have archived mail. When I open my email and ask for current mail, hundreds of old mail that I have tried many times before, appear right back in. What is going on? My daughter doesn't understand what I am trying to explain to her. Although she does ask me why I have so much mail. I would like the space on my cell phone to be freed up from those unnecessary emails. Any advice? I have not taken the time to set up a new email account someplace else. If they could help me understand how to maneuver maybe I won't have to contact all my contacts with a new mail address. Right now I hate my account!!
Fix your Contacts System!!
by New iPad IOS User 2020 on 2020/01/01 00:32
I just bought an iPad Pro from a 2011 MacBook Pro to do all of my business work on and Gmail is the mail business email I use. As I’m working on my iPad, I notice that I cannot send an email to the labeled contacts I have in my google account. I have 30 different people in that label and I cannot keep track of them all unless they have that label which was the main reason I switch to gmail for my business. I figured it was fine and I would just use gmail on Chrome since there is NO APP for Contacts on the iPad. Because iPad is an iOS device, google showed me a very outdated and unuseful verson of gmail to get me to download the app that I already have, and I ALSO couldn’t email everyone in my labeled contacts. I had to actually open up my 2011 computer to get the job done, and I have to open up Chrome to even view my organized google contacts. Google, this is not ok. Give me an app or just let me see and use my CONTACTS in GMAIL! This should be a no brainer! FIX YOUR CONTACTS SYSTEM!
Forced to use Gmail. Farewell Inbox.
by mattsmee on 2018/09/15 15:01
Been using Gmail since beta. Inbox came along and it quickly became the only client I used daily. I understand that without Gmail as a solid foundation/backbone, there wouldn’t be Inbox. However, Inbox’s features are not something you can just unlearned immediately. I really hope Google Gmail/Inbox Team could see this message. The feature that I will miss the most is Bundle. Behind the scene Gmail uses labels. It’s not easy to simply bring Bundle to Gmail because it already has the feature called Category, which is too similar. If there could be one feature I want to see in Gmail from Inbox is Bundle. Why? It does a very good job grouping mails (customizable) into my Bundles. I can quickly open up each, scan though mails that I care, then archive the entire bundle in one tap/click/swipe. No better/quicker way to have a clean mailbox like Bundle enables. Thank you for your service, Inbox. Farewell!
Down, your out!!
by Lilnic46 on 2017/09/14 04:46
I loaded this app with my previous iPhone and was discussed with google was presenting to us as gmail!!! I already automatically get my gmail through my phones email settings. It works great except you need to make preferences on a computer. This app doesn't even allow you to group your emails into sub categories only conversations. I had given up on this program the first time I downloaded it because of how much of a pain it was. I was just prompted by my gmail to download this app for reasons that sounded good. Unfortunately when I went to the play store it showed that this app was already downloaded. If I left because I was disappointed and your updates all say the same things and don't address the problems, why would I waste my time and put it back on my phone??? My gmail that is through my phones settings for gmail is excellent. I have all the options I need!!! Why doesn't google partner with apple to get some pointers on how a good email program should behave and what it should offer!!! Terrible app!!! Don't waste your time!!!
app does not reflect changes made in desktop
by bblessdd on 2020/11/20 21:43
I have several google accounts I use for both work + personal life. Up until now, I have enjoyed the gmail app, finding that it is simple to use, and has everything I need to view, create, organize, and respond to emails. However, I recently went through a large email dump on my desktop, deleting about 52,000 emails across all my accounts. When I go to gmail on the web browser on my computer, it shows zero emails in the inbox. On the app, it's still showing thousands of emails in the inbox, despite having deleted them. I thought perhaps it would take the app a few days to catch up since I had deleted a large amount of emails at one time.. Unfortunately, even after several days, the app still does not reflect these changes. What use is an app that still shows me thousands of emails in my inbox that I have removed? Why does the app not match my current inbox status? I tried restarting my phone. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling. The issue persists. Very annoying, and renders the app completely useless for me.
I’m hating my GMail Account, but feel stuck
by Cobybeach on 2019/09/27 20:29
Ok, now I’m really upset. My main email address will no longer show me my emails on my main work device, my iPad. I have left questions through the website, have tried calling, have emailed them, and nothing. Seems a multi-million (billion?) dollar company could certainly afford a switchboard operator and some techies on staff? I do too many things I don’t want to lose in my emails, and I’m afraid Google is not longer reliable. And...once again, I don’t expect a reply. Absolutely hate the update since “All Inboxes” arrived. Since then, Google Mail has decided that my two alternative accounts are the only ones I need to see. My default (for about 12 years now) email account is only visible to me on my phone, and no longer on my iPad. I have sent emails, chatted, attempted to find a phone number 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😅😂😂🤣😅, and all to no avail. I do business on the email account, and now it has to be done on my phone. I have emails I’m missing that will ultimately cost me business. I need a mail server that is reliable. Anyone have any suggestions? Because Google is not reliable.
The Good and the Bad
by Lorifun on 2020/07/25 18:41
The good is that I have yet to find another email app that handles the label/folder thing as well as Gmail’s native app. I can easily see my labels. I like the snooze feature as well. The bad is that it is clearly not a high priority for the company, as their work on this reminds me of kids out of high school with limited leadership. QA misses huge things regularly, implantation of new features is often clunky at best, and they frankly haven’t done much with it over these many many years. Currently cut & paste has big issues and they thrust their Meet functionality so in my face that I can’t even see my entire list of emails anymore. It’s literally almost an inch high of space to push for something that shouldn’t even be part of the Gmail mobile app at all! And this is par for the course with their updates over the last 10 years. I hope they resolve these issues quickly. Meanwhile I’ll continue to look for an email app that handles labels/folders well instead.
Great but just one thing
by Smileybrewster on 2019/11/29 06:41
I’ve been using Gmail for as long as I can remember. There is no better email service and I’m convinced of this. That being said I have one complaint. I’m one of those people that hate seeing the little red number on his apps. So I constantly check my notifications and read my emails and stuff to make sure it goes away. However, about 80% of the time, I’ll get a number, and I’ll go in and it matches the number of unopened emails. I’ll read them all, 1 at a time, and after I exit the app, it still has a red 1. And it will stay there unless I delete and re-download the app. Or if I wait long enough for another email to come in and I read that one, then *sometimes* it will go away. Anyway, I realize it may seem small, but it really gets under my skin. It’s been doing it for months now. If that were fixed, it would turn my 4-star review into a 5-star review. I hope you see this Google.
Can’t secure the app or use settings properly.
by The King5625 on 2018/05/10 01:52
While this review will most likely be ignored, I figured I would let those that want a secure app to avoid Google’s Gmail app. I was downloading this app to secure my Gmail email. I was trying to see if there was an option to secure the app with Touch ID and I was unable to see all the app settings. When I went to the Google app settings I scrolled to the bottom to see if I could secure the app in the “Other settings” section. Unfortunately the “Other settings” section didn’t work. What is the point of using the Gmail app rather than the iOS mail app when neither can be secured. I work at a school and I want to secure my work email since the information contained in it is extremely sensitive and confidential. Microsoft’s Outlook app can secure itself with Touch ID why can’t Google? I can also use Microsoft’s Outlook app for my Gmail account. What’s the point of using Google’s app when Microsoft’s Outlook app is better with security? If this problem is addressed then I’ll remove this review if I can. If I can’t remove it then I’ll add another review posting the responsiveness of Google.
Overall a great app with a few flaws
by Ltrainlj33 on 2018/01/09 21:12
Gmail delivers a good email experience free of glitches and bugs that have plagued competitors that I've tested. The only issues I have with the app are: 1) too many ads 2) mediocre file attachment system. Just look at Outlook mobile. Then copy it. For example, why can't we look through the different photo albums on our iPhones when attaching photos? Instead it forces us into the Moments album only. Where's the support for attaching from other cloud services? Google drive is the only option. 3) not enough control over notifications. I'd like to be able to mute all email notifications except for messages that come from a certain person or are sent to a certain label (Google's name for inbox subfolders). Instead, the options for notifications are: all new mail, primary only or none. Why not give us more control? I only want to be notified of an email from my immediate family and a handful of others. Besides them everyone else can kindly wait until I choose to actively check my own email. I'd rather not be bombarded with constant notifications on my phone, tablet and watch for promotions, newsletters, etc.. And the "primary only" option relies on Google's ability to decide which of my messages are high priority, which Google isn't very good at. Resolve these three issues and this app gets 5 starts! Thanks!
Down graded a perfectly good product
by Floyd1776 on 2019/04/22 18:28
The old email app was perfect in my opinion, this new one is awful. I tried to send a simple business email through it, and it opened my drive, and google docs just to load the thing into my email which the file was already attached to. Also now I cannot even read any of the attachments I am sending to double check if they are correct, I have to open other apps to read a file loaded already on this one. So far after loving the convenience and simplicity of the old version for many years, this new one is absolute garbage. The main problem is I send most of my business emails through my phone because my computer is slow and mainly stays at home, so this extremely hinders my ability for this process because doing this through the phone is just frustrating. So recap, the old version was great and easy to use, the new version took me almost ten minutes to send a paragraph with an attachment to someone I regularly email for work. That includes several emails which sent the wrong attachment because I couldn’t open it in the app to read it.
Why do my pictures I email on Gmail come out blank white🤬?
by BARninja24 on 2020/12/18 19:47
Yesterday I tried to email my friend: JC this picture I tried to share with him on my Gmail app like three times but the images I’ve sent him so far kept turning up blank white, last night I emailed my picture to my friend from my AutoDesk sketchbook app on my iPad Pro, he told me he got what I wrote to him but the image/picture I sent him turned up blank white😠, so I tried again two times today: I tried emailing the picture to him on my iPhotos app on my iPhone but it turned up white again😡, so I tried emailing the picture to him regularly by clicking on the attach icon on my Gmail app, and it turned up to be a tiny square white blank in there this time🤬. So now I’m writing this one star⭐️ hoping that Google or the people in charge of the App Store on our iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV streaming devices etc will read this review and see if any of the companies in charge of the Gmail app will fix away these white blank image glitches👾, and I hope I’m not the only one who is dealing sending pictures I didn’t want turning up into white blanks here😡.
The worst email app available
by achanelc on 2019/04/08 16:36
I was forced into switching back over to Gmail after I was kicked off Inbox. I used inbox as my main work account for my freelance projects (subscribed to Google Work account, paid user) and when I switched back to Gmail it makes me want to give Google up completely. Even Outlook is has way better features than Gmail, but nothing beats the amazing features in Inbox. What now takes me 26 steps to search for an email in Gmail (typing credentials in search, infinite scrolling and looking for that email) Inbox would only take 2 steps (filter pinned emails, then quickly find and open). Now with Gmail I have to delete and archive emails one by one, when I use to do sweeps of archive / delete with Inbox with one click (categories and marked as complete). I’m so disappointed with Google... and I honestly can’t trust any of the products anymore because by killing Inbox Google has showed they will kill any essential app at any moment. My trust in Google is gone. I’m so very saddened and disappointed with the company. Sincerely, Sad Inbox customer and friend 🥺
Notifications broken?
by PshThisKid on 2017/10/30 01:44
I love this app. With each update it’s become so streamlined and efficient. I love that I can switch between email accounts with ease. And as a person who constantly hits the wrong button, having an “undo” for every action is extremely helpful. I also really like being able to delete an email from the notification banner so I don’t have to waste time opening the app and reading it if it’s unimportant. My one issue has been the notifications, specifically the red badge when you have new mail. I keep a clean inbox and it’s always satisfying when I have no new mail. I’m not sure if the newest update has a mistake or maybe it’s the new iOS, but the badges have been stuck and take a few days to catch up to reflect on actual new mail. It’s frustrating to see the app icon and think “oh I have mail” then open it and find no, that is incorrect. I’m hoping the issue will be fixed soon.
Needs some major quality of life updates.
by EN-7084-7306 on 2019/04/25 15:05
I love Gmail, I really do, but the app leaves a bit to be desired. It’s not the most streamlined thing in the world and it’s often difficult to figure out where you need to go to make certain changes to things like where mail goes if you swipe it a certain way, etc. My biggest problem with this app, though, is that there’s no way to delete the contents of an inbox all at once. You can delete one by one, or select one page at a time item by item and then hit the delete button, both of which would take forever with a folder of more than 1,000 emails like my overstuffed Promotions category. This is such an obvious feature. The fact that this app has been around for years and has never had it is unbelievable to me. I can always delete the contents from my computer, but why not just give the app this really basic ability and call it a day? I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to appreciate it.
Not ready to replace inbox (yet)
by cmartss on 2019/03/12 06:17
Gmail is ok. It does the job. It is not yet, however, nearly as good as the Google Inbox app that they recently announced they have killed off. You can snooze emails in gmail, but you have to open the email, clock the menu, then select snooze, and then pick the snooze value. So many actions required! With Inbox, you just slid to snooze, which is much easier. Inexplicably, the slide feature in Gmail just lets you archive, and it's the same action whether you slide left or right. Redundant, and one of which could do easily be replaced with snooze. Inbox also has a great feature where it groups all your trip emails into a single menu item. Not so with Gmail. Switching to Gmail after inbox feels like going back to an app from 5 or 6 years ago. Gmail has a number of improvements to make to this app if it is meant to properly replace inbox. Hopefully they make these necessary improvements in the months ahead. Otherwise the overall Google email experience will have taken a fairly sizable step backwards.
Simple and easy with minor flaw
by ruthjohnmay on 2020/07/03 12:30
I have zero issues with this app but one. It is easy to use, looks clean, and is handy to have to avoid logging through my work portal to access. However, it always says I have a notification. I open the app, read/delete emails, close the app and that little red 1 is still sitting there on the app. I open the app again, refresh emails (always still nothing), close the app, then force close the app and it. Is. Still. There. It drives me bonkers, I hate seeing that little notification. I’ve had to disable notifications from the app to rectify this which means I have to go in and manually check. Again, not a huge issue, more of a personal one for me (I just like the look of a clean phone and usually open apps with notifications to get rid of them immediately) but it would be really handy to have that little bug fixed in a future update. Hope this helped!
Functional, but neglected
by LightrodSilver on 2020/01/25 20:09
This app serves its purpose for those who have use gmail as their primary email, it offers categories for promotions, social, and primary to allow separation from important and not. Being a Google app however, they do not prioritize us on iOS and overall we are neglected as users by the lack of care they show. Google had announced dark mode back in October for its gmail app, and it was supposed to be an easy update, I’ve seen people around saying it works when they use a newer account, but doesn’t the rest of the tome. It is very disappointing how far they will lack care for us consumers who buy their products. This is a childish game of platform choice and there willingness to provide for us. I have moved on for now from using this app, there are plenty of alternatives that I find similar like Spark, Edison, or even the stock Email application. Google needs to grow up and treat their customers equally and not play favorites because of their OS
Why have ‘social’ & ‘promotions’ anymore?
by SublimeCalliope on 2020/01/12 16:35
Right before the holidays, I started getting a bunch of promotional emails in my primary inbox. These emails are from sites that I’ve subscribed to for YEARS. And since gmail switched to separate into categories (which I have enjoyed!), it has ALWAYS gone to my promotion inbox. UNTIL RECENTLY! I recently subscribed to a social item, and now that is going to my primary inbox as well. I move these items to their appropriate inboxes, just to have any/all new emails from these companies (and a few others) pop up in my primary with the next set I get sent. This makes going through my emails increasingly frustrating and longer than needed. I have checked the individual emails to see if there is something I can do to get them to go to the appropriate place, and I’ve got nothing. None are marked “important” upon arrival... I see nothing that can fix these items so I don’t keep getting bombarded and have to sift through to find items I actually NEED to see in a timely manner!
Almost Perfect
by Yeah, You Know on 2018/02/02 14:17
The app loads very quickly, and hasn’t crashed on me yet. I manage three different e-mails as well, and it’s very easy to switch between them and see which ones have new messages. The spam and trash folders empty automatically after 30 days which is also a nice feature. The one problem I have with the app, is there is no select all button. Sometimes I will archive e-mails instead of deleting them, or will simply have them in my inbox and need to delete them. When this happens, usually I want to delete 95% of my messages in the inbox or all mail folder. It would be easier to select all and then deselect the few messages I need to keep rather than meticulously select each individual message. It’s kind of silly that you have this amazing company known for their technological prowess, but they can’t put a simple select all button in.
Little benefit over using Mail
by knowlovetruth on 2019/02/23 16:03
I want to preface this by saying I used Inbox for many years, which was a far superior app to the Gmail app, and I was upset to hear it would no longer be supported. Essentially, the app allows me to read/send mail and bundles/sorts it to a limited extent. With so many companies changing info with each email blast, it’s nearly impossible to appropriately filter with this app, whereas Inbox bundled with ease and learned very well. I am able to turn on confidential mode, which I seem unable to do from an IPad through the browser. However, attachments are limited to camera roll, recent Gmail attachments and Google drive. I’m unable to attach files from my IPad without first moving that information to Drive, which for many sensitive things, I would prefer not to do. I would suggest using Mail for the benefit of integration with other Apple products, but encryption/confidentiality seems even more difficult to achieve that route.
Our real CampusWeb
by Johnny Days on 2018/04/30 13:28
It is safe to say that after all these years being on the Google platform out in a Pacific Island dot on the World Atlas, I cannot express enough gratitude for all the wonderful strides at Google Headquarters that jettisoned many useful apps today! As a public school teacher on Guam, I tried to use my Google Classroom but the ball fell at The Guam Public School systems' headquarters after several attempts not only contacting IT department, but also going physically before its appointed liaison in order to digitize my classroom. It did not go live which sucked major although no fault whatsoever on Google, Inc. Maybe one day I may learn all the different apps you've created but I crave tutorials less than 3 minutes since that is the attention span of our students today no matter where the are located. My thanks and appreciation always Google!
NEW VERSION IS FRUSTRATING!
by AmyPiac on 2017/09/22 15:38
I procrastinated updating to the new style version for months, because I depended heavily on this app and loved it. I finally caved and have been using it for about a month now. And it just frustrates me! The badge notification for new mail doesn't always go away after all messages are read. Adding attachments is cumbersome now; it automatically imbeds them in your message and you have to individually select each to make it an actual attachment - and the app always freezes; I have to close it out and reopen it to get them attached properly. The option of "mark as unread/read" no longer exists (SINCERELY miss that). Also, if I open a new email from iPhone's drop-down notifications (banner), I can read it in the gmail app fine - but the app keeps it as unread until I re-open the app from the home screen and view the email again. I don't get it?! Those are my biggest complaints. I like just being able to swipe to delete, but that convenience isn't worth the loss of the other features and the frustration.
No support if there are errors
by Bliddgerblagger3754 on 2021/03/17 04:52
User beware!! Apparently, if you tap “report not spam” on an email in your spam folder, the email does not go into, inbox, trash, personal, all mail, promotions, important, flagged, draft, etc. It just disappears from existence. Reloading the application doesn’t work, desktop version doesn’t work, etc. there’s a huge thread on the google help center discussion board about it! This is a common bug that google won’t address. Further commenting on the thread, or any thread dealing with the issue is blocked. There is no article about it in the self help center for common questions, and no actual person available to help. There’s no email to submit a question or concern, no chat; nothing. Google workplace does have customer service care......for a fee. The email I lost was from a potential employer about my application. Part of the screening process is a timely response to the email. The email that has been wiped from existence. I just took a massive loss for myself and my family because of a bug that they won’t take responsibility for.
It’s okay but could use some updates
by thebeckymonster on 2020/04/24 12:31
For the amount of money and intelligence the google team has, I’m actually quite surprised this email app isn’t off the charts awesome. For starters, they need to create a summary screen of all of your different email accounts similar to the iPhone email app. Right now it’s to cumbersome to see which account you are getting a notification for when you receive a new message. Apple does way better with their home screen. I do think the gmail app is better for setting up a professional signature, but that needs improvement too. There should be a function to change the font and to make letters bold and add variety like in the web version. Also, why can’t you pick a default font for the phone app (like the web version) for the body of the email? Strange. I’m hoping to see gmail come out with a much better version of this app soon considering how many people work from their phones anymore!
Swipe Function Lost
by KNW53 on 2020/05/21 15:00
First of all I like Gmail and use it on a number of devices with different platforms. I like being able to use one email program for all of my email accounts, which includes other email accounts other than gmail accounts. An annoying bug just started a couple days ago on my iPad Pro 10.5”, thus the three star rating. I can no longer swipe from the left hand side of the screen to open the folders view. When I do this all that appears is a white screen and the app is from then on stuck on a white screen. The app is recoverable by closing it, removing it from the open app view and then restarting the app. I am able to open the folder view by tapping on the hamburger In the top left part of the screen, so the app is useable with a workaround. Deleting the app and reinstalling it fixed the problem for less than a day. Subsequent reinstalls have had no affect on fixing the problem.
Near perfect!
by pgib9981 on 2018/08/25 05:08
This app is very much improved, and I'm actually starting to really like it! I love that you can disable Conversation View and can easily swipe to delete/archive a message. It's colorful and easy to use, and has lots of options that it didn't use to have. There's only one thing that would really improve it... In the iPhone settings (Settings —>Notifications —>Show Previews), I'd love for there to be an option to show previews, but to only be able to see the sender while on the lock screen, and not the subject or body of the message. That's the way my old email app was, and it was so useful. (You’re able to know who’s sending the message, but don’t have to worry about other people reading it.) But other than that, I'm really loving this app! Kudos to all the people working to make it great!
No dark mode, APIs, or anything new at all
by The Forever Machine on 2019/10/15 01:58
This “a/b suuuuuuper slow update speed for all apps” thing gets really old. I’m not interested in wasting time using an app that doesn’t get updated quickly to support new features and enhancements. I opened the app, dark mode didn’t toggle, and then I deleted the app. 2.5 weeks later and still no toggle even. Unacceptable tbh. I don’t have the patience for this a/b testing or snail paced feature updating anymore. All it really does it just circumnavigate App Store rules and policies technically. maybe I’ll come back next year and try again and see where the app is at then. But for now? Sticking with stock mail app. Should’ve known better. This app certainly DOES NOT have all the new features — so don’t expect it. All you can expect is that it has your gmail account and that you receive your email perfectly fine as far as I can tell. That’s literally it, though. Nothing extra, nothing special. Worth about 2 stars I think.
Not ready for Inbox users until remainder show up inline with email
by camyoshi123 on 2018/10/27 22:04
I totally get why Google is killing Inbox for Gmail. Inbox was a test bed for features that would eventually make it into Gmail, and now that the test is done, it’s much more efficient to support a single email product. I believe in the long run the long run, this will be a win/win for everybody. Unfortunately, they left out a feature that is critical to my and other users’ workflows. My email inbox is my to do list. I only look there to decide what I need to do. Inbox for Gmail engrained this workflow and it is close to flawless. Google suggests to use Tasks for a workaround. This is not close to the same. Now I have to look at two places and triage what is the most important thing to work on. With Inbox, it takes just a couple of clicks to add a reminder. Once saved, it shows up in your inbox in line with the other emails. Or you can set a future date and it will be hidden until that time. The only true workaround I’ve found is to email myself whenever I need a reminder. This takes several more steps (New email, to: me, subject: something to do, Send, when email arrives, click it and snooze until the appropriate time). This takes more effort and feels like a hacky solution. Google, please, for the love of every one of your loyal guinea pigs who helped to improve Gmail’s usability, add the reminder feature before cutting off access to Inbox!
Attachments only from Google Drive 👎
by Shehaslived on 2019/05/05 14:42
Every time I think Gmail is getting better, I am disappointed. I keep switching between the Outlook app and Gmail app. I want to stick with Gmail, but Outlook seems to have everything I need. For example, I love that you can switch between apps in the side menu of outlook. Previously in the gmail app you could switch accounts in the side menu as well, but they were horizontally pinned at the top which was inconvenient and ugly. Now it’s where the search bar is and that’s cool. So I downloaded it back, thinking it finally had everything that I needed. Now I’m deleting it again. I’m a college student and I send a lot of attachments over email. My main cloud drive is OneDrive because it is linked with my laptop and so I can automatically sync my documents to the cloud without having to manually save it there a bunch of times. The fact that Gmail only allows attachments from the Photo library and Google Drive is so frustrating. It’s also not just about me using outlook but sometimes I save documents directly to my phone or the Apple cloud. Gmail does not allow me to attach none of those documents. Just when I thought I had it all, I was disappointed again. I really like Gmail and it has nice features, but it isn’t not practical for what I need. Unfortunately, I have to go back to Outlook.
HATE IT!!!
by tguyen on 2020/12/17 03:12
I had a version of gmail for several years, but in attempting to fix a problem I deleted it, and when I wanted to reinstall I got this version. The old one had an inbox for most mail, one for spam, as I remember that was it. No unnecessarily complicated divisions like “Social”, “Promotions”, etc. Now I never know where to look for mail I’m most interested in. Also, the old version let me click on multiple emails and delete them as a group. Sometimes I can do that now, other times it will let me choose several emails but when I hit trash it will arbitrarily choose another email to move (thankfully it DOES let me undo). Another charming feature is, when I move something from spam and then click a link it WILL NOT open. When I click on the “to view this message as a web page click here” nothing happens. I would download a different email app if not for the complication of changing my address, may be forced to anyway as I find myself becoming agitated every time I deal with this one!
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The official Gmail app brings the best of Gmail to your iPhone or iPad with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search that works across all your mail. With the Gmail app, you can: • Undo Send, to prevent embarrassing mistakes • Switch between multiple accounts • Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options • Search your mail faster with instant results, predictions as you type & spelling suggestions • Swipe to archive/delete, to quickly clear out your inbox • Read your mail with threaded conversations • Auto-complete contact names as you type from your Google contacts or your phone • Respond to Google Calendar invites right from the app • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam • Send and receive attachments • See profile pictures as part of the conversation
Love using Google
by HCCopeland09 on 2021/06/21 00:17
I love Gmail and Google business suite it makes my home business run so smoothly. I am so glad I started working with them so many years ago.
It ight
by Jamiuele on 2021/06/20 22:47
It ight but it could be better but it ight. Glad I have it for mail and stuff
Used to be BETTER...
by NwkEWR on 2021/06/20 21:57
UPDATE (June 20, 2021): The issue which I reported on June 9, 2021 (see below,) in re: Inability to 'View Entire Message' has been fixed. Thanks Google developers. Ideally, there should be no need for this if the entire content of eMails were to be displayed from the onset, as your competitors do. There are a number of other issues that have been repeatedly noted by many customers, yet they have not been fixed. Google's GMail app used to be able to display the ENTIRE content of LONG, TRUNCATED eMails by tapping 'View Entire Message' as is currently the case on the Android platform, however, this option does NOT WORK any longer on iPadOS, it hasn't worked for approximately two months or more, in order to view the ENTIRE eMail I'm forced to use another eMail Client (Edison Mail,) or my Android phone. It is baffling that Google's own Mail client is incapable of fulfilling a function that its rivals easily can.
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by Bella4ever886 on 2021/06/20 16:33
Yep 👍 this app is honestly very helpful with being able to keep my Gmail account pretty and perfectly organized and the app is super helpful in keeping all that god awful junk and spam mail that you are always having to deal with in every single one of your inboxes
So frustrating
by Login issues grrrrrrfcssth on 2021/06/20 14:42
No way to select multiple emails to delete them without selecting each and every single email. Now instead of clicking the link and opening in a chrome browser it does a sort of temporary internal browser within gmail which is annoying. Just bring me to the link I want to go to. I can’t even long press and ask it to open the link in a new tab. Somehow Google is deleting my reviews on ios App Store too.
Great! But could use one additional feature
by vastlyoverworked on 2021/06/20 13:26
I love Gmail and use it for my main email (and love that it’s connected to my entire Drive and school/work materials), but I feel like the app fell behind the Apple mail app, solely because you don’t have the ability to select emails to mark as read, or easily select all to mark as read or move to a folder. It’s literally impossible unless you go to the individual emails and “read” them. It’s a feature that Gmail has online, but I feel like could easily be implemented on the app. K would love to see it and it would make Gmail an even better experience for me. Otherwise I may have to switch my email back to the other app since I get thousands of emails and when they’re junk I’d love to be able to mark them as read and not see the notification, or move them to junk easily.
Delete options.
by Rjar1967 on 2021/06/20 09:52
My biggest downfall of Gmail is the ability to have a all delete option. At times I’m unable to go through my mail then when I do I’m looking at 100-400+ emails to individuals tap on and scroll through the entire mailbox. Now trash has a all delete which it great. Can we get a All delete icon at the top so we can click select all then delete without scrolling through tons of mail!
I can’t send videos!!!!!
by Drums4me37 on 2021/06/20 03:00
I have been TRYING to send videos to my family for quite a long time & each time I do, I get “this exceeds the attachment limit!” PLEASE get this fixed, this is getting old quick. I want to be able to send videos without getting that dialogue box. I’m sure I’m not the only person complaining about this either. Just PLEASE get it fixed so I can send videos!!!!! Thank you!
Search
by fineline llc on 2021/06/20 02:35
The search on Gmail is not great, almost never find what I’m looking for.
Won’t save my current work
by crazybear0627 on 2021/06/19 22:09
I’ve had it. If you click out of gmail to get information from another app, and double click back into gmail, the email that was just open disappears and it puts you at the inbox. How many times has someone asked me for information- I click to contacts, or messages, or photos to send copied info back to the person, only to have the email disappear and I have to open it all over again. If I open a link without copying the link in another browser, it will close all my info if I click into another app. Pain in the neck!
It’s okay
by Iceblue9075 on 2021/06/19 18:07
The one thing that really annoys me is that I seem to not have the ability to CC OR BCC my emails on this app. If I am somehow missing it, I’d be happy to upgrade my rating.
No Unread Option !
by medlatif on 2021/06/19 16:09
Why you don't support unread tab in your App !! This is weird.
Cant delete multiple messages on phone
by cfnc876 on 2021/06/19 14:56
I’d like The Gmail team to please fix this! I’m using a phone and I can’t select multiple messages in order to delete. I have to select them one by one. Imagine having 1000+ spam messages that you have to delete one by one. No bueno!!
Yes, it can be as bad as everyone says it is
by PhelineCat on 2021/06/19 01:51
June, 2021 I spent some time reading reviews after people updated to this whatever version and there's a lot of unhappiness about it. That it doesn't update automatically like some Google apps do even though I have automatic updates turned off is probably the only good thing about this update.I know I said I’d check out more mail apps but I didn’t. It’s such a PITA to do that, isn't it? Google doesn’t care if we’re frustrated. We're just little people. ____ There are things that don't make sense that have always made perfect sense before. They weren't as attractive as they might have been or were looking dated but they weren't granite tile countertops or shag carpeting kind of dated since they functioned smoothly without getting food bits stuck in them. Now there are things that should be so easy but then I find out I've been altogether wrong. Please don't keep releasing bad versions. I updated to a terrible one and the reviews are indicating the next update is awful. You had a functioning product that you broke. Why? ---- I tried to do something I hadn't done since you all had messed up the app. Since it was so bad my plan was: - Remove stars ✨ until only 1 ⭐️ remained. I'd already done that. - Find a 3rd party app that functions better. Annoying, but I hate this Gmail app almost as much as I do Facebook Messenger. That's a bad'un too.
Like it
by Manson Sharks72 on 2021/06/18 23:49
I have 2 accounts an have never had any problems with this app
Put in a sign out button
by ImgagaforGaGa on 2021/06/18 23:36
I don’t understand what there is no option to sign out of an (one; singular) account. I can’t imagine it’s that complicated to just have that option there. Instead, I had to delete the app, re-download it, and THEN I was given the option to remove the account when I “signed in”.
Organizar
by Esthermina on 2021/06/18 20:06
No sé cómo organizar los correos que son importantes. Me gustaría pasarlos a carpetas y archivarlos en el drive por personas m, especialmente en el ámbito profesional.
Didn’t even want this app
by Sammie_antha on 2021/06/18 18:03
I don’t even like or use the gmail app, but I’m forced to have it on my phone in case I need to sign onto a different computer. It REQUIRES you to confirm the sign in on your phone. Which is stupid because the reason I’m signing onto a new computer is because my phone is not working. It just doesn’t make sense.
The only email to have
by Forced to Use iOS on 2021/06/18 14:53
Why would anyone still use outlook?
Impossible to find anything to drink around here.I can’t even see there website cuz you can’t
by Jamerdoo on 2021/06/18 14:00
Find a way to follow any one?! Just trying to get appointment to see lady owner ? Good friend said I pass her requirements .If anyone can rely message ? Thanks Didn’t want to just show up wanted to call say on our way. She can reach me 517-295-9770 Thank you
Google meets
by scorrpzero on 2021/06/18 13:32
When I am on a google meet here recently the meets tend to cut out my voice so the person I am talking to can not hear me
Great email service
by Invsolutionsllc on 2021/06/18 12:31
We use Google Mail for our entire staff, we have never suffered a loss of service, emails and creation of is seamless. Highly recommend
Like gmail
by Windrunner36 on 2021/06/18 05:01
Great
much for the iPhone and the phone
by JAHJAH207 on 2021/06/18 04:13
Lag laggy and the controls have been a little too much for the iPhone and the phone much for the iPhone and the phone much for the iPhone and the much for the iPhone and the much for the iPhone and the much for the iPhone and the phone
More Security Options PLEASE!!
by Bill Bixby's Ugly Brother on 2021/06/18 04:07
Recently I got a Google Chrome book and a One Plus N10 phone. As soon as I connected my old Iphone as a second factor, my N10 Gmail froze and crashed on my brand new phone! My Gmail on my Chrome book did something similar. I wish I could just go right to securing my stuff with my Yubikey and not give the bad guys a chance to infect my equipment anymore!!! So sick of hackers owning EVERYTHING I HAVE!!!! IOS, Chrome book- doesn’t matter. 😒 How about giving us an option of using Gmail without using a webpage or scripts? “Just text” option would be NICE!!!
View Entire Message on iPad DOESN’T WORK
by zbombz on 2021/06/17 23:09
Pressing the view entire message button does not load the entire message so we have now lost content from many emails. The entire view entire message UI is ridiculous and a complete product fail. JUST LOAD THE ENTIRE MESSAGE AUTOMATICALLY, GMAIL. Failed product rates 0 stars.
Yikes
by bossrater! on 2021/06/17 19:36
I can’t even use the app. I had it on my old phone and could use it fine, but now every single time I attempt to use the app it always shows a picture of spilled milk and says,” Something went wrong, try again later.” No matter how many times I try it just doesn’t work. I even deleted and reinstalled the app to see if that might work. SMH. If I could I’d rate it a zero.
a sheep in fruity colors
by Jessesaint on 2021/06/17 14:49
keep the spam in the junk and out of my inbox. it's been increasing more and more every week. yahoo would've been had this fixed. never have had a single issue with my outlook either. it's you.
whines about VPN
by Assassin1345 on 2021/06/17 13:10
I see countless full screen dialogs informing me that I’m signed in somewhere else. I know. I don’t care. I cannot understand why Google would implement something so infuriating. I can barely use the app.
Good App! All in one!
by S.R.M.Varun on 2021/06/17 12:42
Superb app and I’ve all in a single app!!! The only thing is size of the app alone can be reduced!!!
Not seeing or hearing the notifications
by yona141 on 2021/06/16 23:29
There’s something that it needs to fix. I can’t see or hear the notifications. It’s beginning to get on my nerves because I just saw the email half and hour ago but there’s no sound that needs to notify me. I tried restarting my iPad multiple times, and I have to delete gmail (app) multiple times. It’s giving me the same results after few weeks of not hearing the notifications anymore.
Difficult to use
by Macacey on 2021/06/16 19:06
Hey, I’m an Office (Microsoft) guy - so gmail is horrible. It’s as if it were simply thrown together as an afterthought and released. Horrible for the working professional.
Unread button not working
by Samuel Ken on 2021/06/16 18:03
When I enter the email and if I want to UNREAD it, it doesn't work. It is working in the second try. Please fix it!
No no no
by JeffBaurcuda on 2021/06/16 16:23
Yes no it's why yes yeah is the there is not a single thing yes please dictation dictation is the difference
Very Bad for Google Meeting
by Grewal'zzzzzzzz on 2021/06/16 03:50
Video is no fully shown very bad update for Google Meet.
Fix the unread email button!
by NewReview66 on 2021/06/16 03:48
The mark unread button doesn’t work in the when opening an email. This results in having to search for the last email and is a pain. Please fix!
It doesn’t appear massages
by m.alamoudi on 2021/06/16 02:56
It doesn’t appear massage
Amazing App!!!
by AshleyAlang on 2021/06/15 23:13
I used it on my iPad 5 It helped a lot!!!
“Mark unread” usually not working
by AllanRosen on 2021/06/15 22:29
Same comment as immediately preceding (chronological) review. Mark unread almost always doesn’t work- but generally does work the second time.
Not receiving emails
by 🌟🌟🌟🌟hellooooooo4336 on 2021/06/15 21:54
Gmail is a really good app and I love to give it 5 ratings but now I have changed my mind . I haven’t been receiving emails since a few days ago . I ha e many important emails to receive but it’s not working . I even deleted emails or any useless stuff in my phone because of this I deleted my friend group chats photos and apps . But still it’s not working . Is there a virus or something ? Please do something gmail . I hope you can reply to my text please google isn’t helping either . Thank you gmail !
NOT RECEIVING EMAILS
by Hoefull on 2021/06/15 20:57
Where’s all the emails. Have important emails coming paying bills and important messages. Now what happened. Getting nothing. Guess it’s time to check out other companies. They won’t even admit the problemEveryone’s complaining on the android phone and also on the iPad.
Poopoo mas o manos
by Oh game Lilly on 2021/06/15 19:57
I hate school but this app works well so I give 2 stars
ugly
by CrazyCatie101 on 2021/06/15 18:46
this is the ugliest app i’ve ever seen after the update 🤢 i’m switching email accounts because of how bad it looks and uncomfortable it is to use i wish i could give it less than one star because it’s horrendous!!
War vs Apple & Google
by youaskwecreate on 2021/06/15 18:02
These both companies have a instance war between them to make money and they don’t realize if they start making their products compartible with each other in a innovate it way they will do more money. Google gmail can not be use in iPhone in the way we like to. I like the iPhone graphics but not the google phones. I like the gmail better than iPhone mail services. I do like google assistant better than Siri and it is imposible to substitute it on iPhone for Siri. It is insane, we buy the product why we can not adjust it in a way best fit our needs????
Bad email app
by awwome app on 2021/06/15 16:59
I like Gmail.com for the email but the app is really bad because it crashed and I have an iPhone 12 pro with 500 MPs WiFi and if you want a good email app get outlook it’s more user friendly
Good...but...
by PJZ on 2021/06/15 15:07
Brought dark mode in along with a handful of features that I need on desktop. So, it replaced all the 3rd party apps I've used over the years. But it has a bug that has persisted for SO many versions now which will take all your Snoozed emails and bring them back into your Inbox at the most random times. The only way I can find to get around it is to delete the app and reinstall. I have to do this two times a week. Devs...Please fix. Thanks in advance.
Much better to send
by ❤️Elsa❄️ on 2021/06/15 14:15
Great 👍
Issue
by norlan mendieta on 2021/06/15 05:35
My Gmail account doesn’t work I’m not receiving any emails last 8 days I’ve been trying to fix it by myself everything but still not working I’ve never had any problems since now I hope you can help me.
Update
by gregtheshinobi on 2021/06/14 22:20
My emails is not getting any email and I know I should be receiving some mail, it’s been 4 days
Unread not working
by Beu810 on 2021/06/14 18:03
Marking as unread option not working.
New update
by Sky Quinn on 2021/06/14 15:17
I don’t like the new update with the chat inside gmail it will not let me sign into my hangouts account
Great!
by ImmaNogga on 2021/06/14 14:46
Awesome app! Helped me a lot.
Layout update
by bailee willis on 2021/06/14 12:27
Gmail app should have some details like yahoo mail
I wish message truncation were different
by KB133320 on 2021/06/14 12:03
The iOS app works great for all general use and I am happy with it. However, the behavior of truncating the display of longer messages is most annoying to me. It displays part of your message with a note “VIEW ENTIRE MESSAGE” at the point of truncation. You can click that hypertext to get the full message in a new window. I suppose the origin of this behavior is to limit cellular data usage. I don’t ever find that there is that much additional content that it is a major concern that I will use too much data. Quite often the message ends just beyond the truncation point. At the least, I wish the truncation threshold were user controlled, but ideally I would just be able to turn off the behavior.
Hi mi nombre es julio Galvan
by super ofertas on 2021/06/14 11:23
Me hackearon my cuenta gmail
SERVICIO PÉSIMO
by Lupita1871 on 2021/06/14 10:32
Casi he vaciado mi buzón y aún no puedo recibir nuevos correos electrónicos. Por favor arreglen el problema. Si podría darle zero estrellas lo haría. 😡😐 Necesito mi correo para todo es muy frustrante no poder acceder ningún email
This app is so helpful
by evanmf on 2021/06/14 03:31
It makes for mail so easy to find overall it’s really nice i love it!
Screen flickers in Gmail app
by John123wer on 2021/06/14 01:00
It’s very difficult to read emails on this app on iPhone since the screen flickers when I scroll through the email. I wish Google will fix if soon.
Cc
by ray naygen on 2021/06/13 23:28
App disappeared from Home Screen! Get uninstall it to reinstall it.. horrible
What’s with all the updates?!
by !?!?.,!?., on 2021/06/13 19:35
So is it update after update so you can steal more info and invade more of our privacy!!??
Selecting Text
by CppCoder on 2021/06/13 14:37
View entire message in iPad Pro in landscape is not working. Do you all test these apps?
App needs work.... a lot to work! Updated 6-13-21
by sMyNickname on 2021/06/13 12:14
1. Only syncing 90 days, why not everything? 2. Default iOS mail app....no, it doesn’t work. Still get error message from websites showing mail app is not installed. I have gmail set to default. Why haven’t you fixed this???!! 3. Overall not as easy to navigate as iOS mail app. I really only use this because of the push notifications. Make it more like the iOS default mail app. This app is terrible and it laid out well. Probably going back to default Mail app. 4. Search feature doesn’t work right. Can never find emails. Desktop version works fine. 5. Sent and deleted iOS app emails are impossible to from desktop. Not sure what’s going on here 6. This app is really terrible, the more I use it. Only good for push notifications and signature settings that carry over from desktop. There is nothing else good to say about it. Can’t even find trashed messages from a minute ago. Not in the trash. Where is it???
Can Not ever Recover Account even thru Process
by Krizziedanny420 on 2021/06/13 12:00
Because I had an android phone, I was made to make a gmail for the play store and etc. so like wise, I did the following steps. I ended up sorta liking the phone, so I stuck with it awhile and took photos, info, contacts and even my banking information along with my business details and tax return information that had sensitive information like my kids and my socials...long story short, this phone got stolen along with everything I owned inside it. Debit, credit, health insurance cards and my ID. Safe to say the guy has my whole life. Anyway, I had money on its way due to a COVID relief payment, and the guy has all the information and can do what he wants with it. I tried to access this before he could discover it and manipulate it, but lo and behold, he changed my password. Because the 2 factor Authenticator is “supposed” to safeguard you, it comes as a disservice if the phone is ever lost&/or stolen. I have tried multiple times to recover my account and sensitive documents that are included in my Gdrive and my card accounts, banking etc. why can’t Google make it easier for someone to recover their property??? This is important to me and I have lost ALL hope! Never again will I go back to Android or use another Google service again until they can either a) help me instead of a million redirects and running circles or b) make this problem less likely to occur by being able to identify you in other ways. In Real Life! Thanks for listening to my complaint in hopes this may help someone else one day! Deuces Google!!
spam and unwanted emails
by mygovtnamelol on 2021/06/13 04:07
get some weird ol stuff lol who wouldve known
Gmail account
by joshua_aguirre on 2021/06/13 02:03
So I don’t know why but I haven’t been receiving an email since may 21, 2021. I assumed the app needed an update so I forgot about it till yesterday and updated it and nothing has changed hoping you guys see this and can get back to me and be able to fix this problem
Review
by true2thecore2021 on 2021/06/13 00:59
Good app
Decent
by g gf ghgfg on 2021/06/12 21:23
Best email out there, but it would be nice if you fixed your spam filter and let me delete a whole folder instead of clicking on each email.
warning
by its sus lol on 2021/06/12 18:47
aint for kids
Glitch
by pwn1983 on 2021/06/12 18:14
Since updating to the iPhone 12, gmail has been glitching. When scrolling through my email, selecting the emails I want to delete, it will glitch and unselect everything. Essentially undoing everything I just did then requiring me to go back and select them all over again and deleting them individually, wasting my time. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app and it still happens. What a waste of time it is to have to delete each individual email or risk it unselecting multiple ones (which is does almost every time without fail)
Search is terrible
by babs6171828273 on 2021/06/12 17:05
I deleted an email about 2 minutes before I tried to search for it and gmail will only show me emails from approximately a month ago and before. Where did that email go? Apparently not to the trash? Going to another app
No Delete All
by JoeA823 on 2021/06/12 14:52
My only problem with this app, and the reason I don’t use it as my default email app, is the fact that I cannot simply select an option to delete all messages in a folder. I have to literally touch every single email if I wanted to delete them all and that’s very time consuming. So instead I end up with thousands of emails since I don’t have the time to simply check a box to select all emails and then delete them. Please implement a feature that allows me to select all emails in a folder and then delete them all at once. Otherwise I’m a big fan of Gmail. I just wish I could delete all emails at once.
No option to change the notification sound
by le cameroun on 2021/06/12 06:24
I like the app. But is really bad when it comes to change the notification sound. There is no option for that.
SPAM
by lifewithoutspam on 2021/06/12 06:05
Gmail spam filters are nonexistent! This is a serious issue when it comes to gmail! Not only will you get 100+ spam emails daily, it's time consuming to delete these irritating emails that get past the spam folder! I hate opening my gmail account! I actually have changed important emails to my iOS account! When time management is important, spending hours to delete emails is just a waist of your peace of mind!
Emails not updating!!!
by alexhhej on 2021/06/12 02:59
This update has ruined my emails!! I get emails everyday and it’s been 5 days without anything I need this fixed!!!!
Forced change from Hangouts
by 0redpenguin0 on 2021/06/12 00:00
Functionality for group chats is limited from what it was in the Hangouts App (read receipts are gone) and I resent this move that seems like it’s only intended to get me to move to Gmail from the Apple Mail app. It makes no sense to have chats here instead of Google meet.
Impressed
by Stuart Swan on 2021/06/11 19:26
There are Angels and Arcangels everywhere ,you have to know where to look. A good place to look is up at all of the faces looking down at you preparing you for a procedure. The human condition at it’s very best. Thank you to your entire staff for their very impressive work. Well done, Best, Stuart Swan
I hate that they moved chat into this app!
by Stefy92 on 2021/06/11 13:25
It seems so clunky and now I can’t tell if my notifications are email or chat. It’s made using the chat function pointless.
Used to like the app
by Robania on 2021/06/11 12:18
Notifications haven’t worked correctly with this app in months. It’s disappointing.
Spam and crashing
by Kadiao on 2021/06/11 12:03
There’s no good way to filter out spam and it takes up so much space and storage. Also my Gmail keeps crashing and it is extremely annoying.
Mark Unread/Read
by Boodee330 on 2021/06/11 11:28
The Mark Unread/Read Button stopped working PLEASE FIX IT!
La porqueria más grande
by hhxndndnd on 2021/06/11 10:25
Vaya app más mala que vergüenza da google que ni siquiera pueda arreglar algo tan simple como las notificaciones en una app que decepción
Archived emails
by Tyrone214 on 2021/06/11 03:48
Kinda stupid how you can archive messages but there’s no way to find those archived messages in the app, once the message is archived, it’s basically lost in the app 🤦🏽 where is the archived messages?
Spam filter
by refuse to give on 2021/06/11 00:05
I agree about needing a better spam filter! No one want to see the vulgar emails daily.
Mark as read
by Pes no Sadamr on 2021/06/10 18:05
Are there any way to mark all the emails as read? I am getting my nerves seeing all the notification mark on the icon.
Great! Just a suggestion
by bumble346 on 2021/06/10 14:05
Love the app! SUPERB, A+ just like any other Google app / product. Was wondering if there was a way to ADD an email to contact list from the app. I can add it on a computer but there’s no feature on the app. I lose some emails to spam when it really isn’t spam. Additionally, is there a way to “create rules” like Microsoft Outlook? I would love to have rules set up that when there’s a certain heading to automatically move to a different folder. Would love any feedback or help about this. Thank You
G Meet
by Sau Putt 007 on 2021/06/10 11:53
Hi Team, Please have this reviewed I am not getting background blur option. As one of my friend has iPhone XR, he is getting the same option…
Sussy
by Flower_Pot XD on 2021/06/10 06:20
👺👺👺👺👺👺👺
Why why WHY ???
by Misleading sales technique on 2021/06/10 03:45
Why won’t gmail allow you to do something so simple, and so self-evidently useful, as sorting your inbox by sender????
Bad
by dio msa on 2021/06/10 00:19
Bad and complicated I can’t log out my account from this stup!d app
Guess I need a new email program
by Blatay on 2021/06/09 22:51
I used Mac mail for my personal email account and this app for my work email. Because I want to keep them separate. For some reason this app now fetches both accounts. I didn’t want it to, and I can’t make it stop.
Still not working
by Gordon Moat on 2021/06/09 22:23
Updated again. Tried signing in. Same message “Something wrong” and not launching at all. Would be nice if it ever works.
Add a “Select All” option
by Neelomania on 2021/06/09 22:13
A “Select All” option to the Gmail iOS app can go a long way
App glitches
by A.Lynn.R on 2021/06/09 19:23
No push notifications, unreliable number indicators, needing to go into every account prior to closing the app or there will be a false “badge” telling you there is an unread email. The app is a mess.
Unread
by Cucudas on 2021/06/09 16:51
Unread option doesn’t work unless you read and unread twice. Please fix it
Ok
by ✨ShEeSh✨ on 2021/06/09 12:56
It’s is a pretty good app for school end it works pretty well the only thing is that if you have low storage on your phone it takes up a lot of storage.
Can’t view/download yahoo attachments
by skp052 on 2021/06/09 01:08
Since late last year, Gmail cannot view or download PDF and word documents. I have to forward the yahoo mail to my gmail account to view/download. I’m switching apps till this is fixed.
Inscribe
by Tigerrylee on 2021/06/09 00:09
My Gmail that is on my iPhone has no way to inscribe and also no options for me to now use my folders I have 2 options delete or leave on face where it opens and I can not find any information for fixing.
Horrible, user-unfriendly app by the
by Ronayne Cleburne on 2021/06/08 23:11
Worlds most evil company. I only use this garbage app because my job makes me. Compared to, say, Apple Mail is like comparing a broken Sears acoustic to a Gibson Les Paul. Of course, google is not in the app business, it’s in the business of spying on citizens and other dirty tricks for the military industrial complex. I genuinely despise google and all its works.
HELPED SO MUCH!
by duskyUwU on 2021/06/08 22:33
Thank you for making this app, I really needed it. For my gmail and everything!
Please have a better spam filter
by toniFrances on 2021/05/15 12:08
Gmail is my primary email account. I have 2 . The only issue I have is the spam that I receive. Daily I receive vulgar emails that are directed to spam. It can not be based off of sites I visit because I do not visits sites like that. The language is also vulgar. My other email account with a different company never gets these. There is also no way for me to unsubscribe to any email I get because when I choose that link to unsubscribe it does nothing. You should have a immediate block option for unwanted emails. These emails always go directly to spam. I still do not care to ever receive them at all. I do not want them and I feel I should have the option to not get them ever . I should not have to spend any portion of my day cleaning out my spam file because it’s riddled with trash that I never asked to get. It also poses a problem if I have a legitimate email that I need to see mixed in with the large amount of vulgar useless emails that I should not be receiving anyway. I opted for a spam filter app. I deleted it because I ended up with even more of those emails than before. It’s a problem. I do not want to start my day with that kind of ugliness in front of my eyes. I feel like there should be a simple solution that can be put into play by your developers. Please try to make this better
Simple, I like it that way
by Nathanael Sanborn on 2020/09/24 13:48
For those who want a simple approach to the online world, this is the app for you. As I’ve heard others say, this very product designed by google has simply become the standard in the way email websites are presented today. There’s no doubt about it. The interface, I would say, is user friendly. The app itself is fast and from my time using it, I have experienced no bugs (that’s not to say they don’t exist, however.) There’s one minor inconvenience and I’m not even sure if this is a google classroom issue or a gmail issue. I use this service for schooling, and I rely on it much more these days because of the current state of the world, and consequently I have to do online schooling. Gmail and classroom don’t work together. I’ll receive an email hours after the assignment itself has been posted, so at times I’m not in the loop as to what I need to have turned in. When I do receive an email for classroom, I’ll tap the “open” button and it doesn’t take me directly to the assignment/announcement. All it does is open the app so now I have to dig through classroom to find it. Regardless, this app is great and if you want a simple approach to email, this app is the way to go.
Great mail app except for browser preference
by AEOHP on 2018/03/02 12:26
In general I like this mail app a lot. I am happy to have my inbox sorted as it is on the desktop. I wish it was easier to attach documents from “Pages” and “Files” instead of only from the camera, recent attachments and drive. But my biggest complaint is this: When I go to open a link from an email and it asks if I want to use chrome or safari, I choose safari because that is my preference on my iPhone. I switch off the little “ask me every time” button. The very next time I go to open a link from an email, it could be the exact same link one second later, the browser preference window opens again, with the button switched on. It adds an unnecessary step every time I look at things from an email. Also, my saved safari things don’t all translate over to the safari that pops up within the app. I know you want me to use chrome because it is your product, but you offer a choice so it would be nice if that choice worked 😊
Yes, it can be as bad as everyone says it is
by PhelineCat on 2021/06/19 01:51
June, 2021 I spent some time reading reviews after people updated to this whatever version and there's a lot of unhappiness about it. That it doesn't update automatically like some Google apps do even though I have automatic updates turned off is probably the only good thing about this update.I know I said I’d check out more mail apps but I didn’t. It’s such a PITA to do that, isn't it? Google doesn’t care if we’re frustrated. We're just little people. ____ There are things that don't make sense that have always made perfect sense before. They weren't as attractive as they might have been or were looking dated but they weren't granite tile countertops or shag carpeting kind of dated since they functioned smoothly without getting food bits stuck in them. Now there are things that should be so easy but then I find out I've been altogether wrong. Please don't keep releasing bad versions. I updated to a terrible one and the reviews are indicating the next update is awful. You had a functioning product that you broke. Why? ---- I tried to do something I hadn't done since you all had messed up the app. Since it was so bad my plan was: - Remove stars ✨ until only 1 ⭐️ remained. I'd already done that. - Find a 3rd party app that functions better. Annoying, but I hate this Gmail app almost as much as I do Facebook Messenger. That's a bad'un too.
Stop asking me about my browser
by cdcharles on 2020/11/06 14:12
I have used the gmail app for years. I recently changed some passwords and ended up choosing to switch to safari to save the suggested passwords in my keychain. Well the gmail app is positively having a fit that I don't use google chrome anymore and the petty rivalry is very unpleasant for a user. Every time I click a link in an email it asks me what browser to use - even though Safari is the only one I have!! The gmail app asks me every single time if I would like to please go download chrome from the app store in order to unsubscribe to an email. There is a setting that says "ask me every time" that I always switch OFF yet this keeps happening. Seems pretty useless to set a default browser AND say I don't want to be asked about it ... and then be asked about it every single time. I can only assume it reverts to "ON" when the app updates, which is like, once a week. About the same frequency that I unsubscribe to something, so it asks me every single time I click a link. Very disappointing. It is so unpleasant that I am considering deleting the gmail app and using the apple mail app to check my gmail account. I hope the developers see that their tactics don't foster loyalty and are a major turn off to users - you won't convince me to come back to chrome by harassing me about it, I'll just leave gmail too. Ridiculous.
Why the change?
by fififauxfun on 2020/06/13 16:23
I’m not loving or even liking a recent change they made. When I click a link in an email and it opens in Chrome or twitter or insta or wherever, and then I click the little arrow at the top left of the screen that says “return to Gmail” it previously would take me back to the email I had open, unless a long period of time had passed and then it might not do that. However, now it does one of two things, neither of which I like. It either goes back to the email but it is a blank screen and I have to click a left arrow button to get back to the email being open so I can read it, and figure out where I left off in the email. Other times, it goes back to Gmail as if I just opened it up after a long time and it checks for new mail. Then if I want to continue reading the email with aggregated news articles to to see what was next up, I have to remember which email it was and go hunt it down. Please, please, please...go back to the functionality around this you previously had where it would go back to the email you had/have open before you clicked a link, with the email still open and ready to continue reading (from the same spot) before I clicked away.
Severely limited functionality
by bigshot_bob on 2018/08/27 14:10
I use my iPad for work, as I need to take high resolution videos and have quick access to apps. The Gmail app has such terribly limited usability in key areas. First, it is crazy that I cannot create bulleted or numbered lists. This seems like a key component to writing succinct emails and I am not sure why this is not included. Second, I cannot copy and paste tables from other Google apps and keep the formatting! We send programs to clients that we create in Google sheets, but we do not need to send the entire sheet at one time, only a part. You simply cannot do this without creating an entirely new sheet, and then sharing it with them, which is simply not functional. I would rather be able to copy and paste the section of the sheet that is necessary to use. Lastly, the emails I send from my iPad do not have the same formatting as the desktop site. Again, I am at a loss as to why this is the case. We have a specific signature that we need to use in order to send protected information, and I have to set this signature up again instead of it carrying over from my desktop accessibility. The only good thing about this app is that I can access my email from it. However, it severely limits my ability to send useful emails and this kills my productivity during work hours with my iPad.
Warning about adding emails to your gmail
by Cuchabybaby on 2018/01/20 16:24
You will run out of memory faster because the other accounts you can add will add to your memory with ALL google products. I was enticed to add my yahoo account to a gmail address last year. What happened is that I’ve had gmail since 2005 and love it. I lost my free “legacy” added memory because I had to upgrade or I’d lose my emails.I spent hours going through my messages and deleting them because I received warnings if I didn’t upgrade soon, messages would disappear and if I did upgrade I’d lose my free space. I upgraded and I have my memory back on Apple products but for about a month or two on my Windows 10 laptop that I use for business, it was still showing that warning. Eventually it synced. So before you put all your emails in your gmail feed, check out if the “new gmail”will eat your memory and force an upgrade $$$$ before memory runs out and it’s pay to play. I’ve been a huge fan but I didn’t understand the takeaway of legacy memory. It was supposed to be lifetime but if I added on, it was gone and that’s what happened to “do no harm”
New Update Hurts My Eyes
by Mrs. Jxson on 2019/02/23 00:30
I have migraine and vision issues. The new, jarring, super white look makes my eyes hurt, especially when I have a migraine. With no color separation or clear boundary demarcation, it strains my eyes, if I have to spend any real time checking my email. I no longer use a desktop or laptop computer, so I depend on using the app. The new changes make it almost impossible for me to use, though, because it literally hurts my eyes and causes my vision to blur. Additionally, the placement of the option to change accounts in the previous version made sense. Where it is placed in the new version is not intuitive or user friendly. It now takes extra steps to pull up a separate screen in order to switch between accounts. This means I have to spend additional time on the stark white, visually unappealing app, which literally causes me pain, if I want to check my mail. This is a HORRIBLE update, that does not give any consideration for those with eye strain or vision problems. I won’t even go into the serious need to add options for color coding, for people who rely on visual cues to stay organized. Or the fact that nearly every other email app had a dark mode, at the very least. Please, please, PLEASE fix this!
Frustrated
by vanaty24 on 2019/03/11 10:48
I’ve used gmail and it’s app for yrs. However with these resent new updates it’s been frustrating. For yrs I’ve always had it linked to my yahoo email and it was super convenient and easy for me to navigate through the different emails. But with this new update it’s like it’s syncing all of my email accounts together. So now my yahoo email is now synced with gmail, and my yahoo email is my priority account... I can’t tell my emails apart from one another because now it’s all under 1 email account which is the gmail account. There’s no option to separate the two (I’ve tried everything) I even deleted my yahoo account off gmail and placing it back on as a separate account and it still linked all the yahoo emails with my gmail account email. This is frustrating I can’t tell my emails apart because it’s like everything is under that one gmail account smh, it has to be another way..maybe something more simple an easy. Out of all the yrs I’ve had this app an linked emails this has NEVER happened before until now. This used to be my fav email app, there was never a problem in the past so why fix what wasn’t broken.
Pretty sad response time from Google
by Vandill on 2017/10/12 12:21
This is a pretty good app by Google. Currently there is a problem that I'm seeing with badge notifications not properly updating. I've tried to remove the app from my phone and reinstall it but that didn't solve the issue. Started with iOS11 so I'm guessing it is related. I would like an option to mark something as read from the notification screen instead of, or in addition to archiving. Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't really use the archive feature. Anyway, 3 stars until the badges issue is resolved. It lets you check your email so it does its job. Nothing flashy or special. Like most of Google's apps. It's functional which is good enough. Dropping rating to 1 star and uninstalling in a week if Google, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, can't fix a notification bug. I mean come on. I'm guessing that at least 1 guys job at Google is to care about the app working. Even if it's just 1 guy he could have already fixed this in a day. Get it together. We give you all our private information willingly and you can't have a guy fix the red badge that a 13 year old kid that is learning to make apps for the first time can edit and change?
Notifications not working
by Keith Nerdin on 2017/10/23 14:07
I’m not sure if this is an iOS 11 issue or what, but notifications are no longer working properly. I’ve used (and loved) the gmail app for a long time, but recently it’s become a big enough pain I’m considering switching to a different app. I’m an “inbox zero” kind of guy. So when I go in and check all my emails and archive them and leave nothing in my inbox and close my app and it still shows a red badge on the gmail icon with 3 or so unread emails, it’s maddening. Sometimes I’ll pull my phone out 20 minutes later and it will still show unread emails, I’ll check, and it’ll still be zero. Ack!! Totally defeats the purpose of a badge icon with number indicators. It’s making me waste so much time, feel so inefficient, and making me question why I continue using what feels like a broken app. I close the app often, regularly keep the app and my iOS updated, and power off my phone frequently. And none of it seems to help.
I MISS “INBOX!!!”
by Greniersara on 2019/05/03 01:10
I am so very frustrated as a long time “inbox” app user. I have been dreading the day that it actually went away, and now it has! After a Month of it being gone, and countless days and hours of trying other apps and researching how to get the same type of experience through the gmail app, or the iPhone mail app, or pretty much any other app... I can NOT seem get the right amount of notifications! I am flooded with garbage “promotions” constantly coming through my phone, and spent a week straight “unsubscribing” just to avoid this, but there are just too many to keep up. Or I change the settings and am missing emails that I want to be notified for, but also are not extremely important. I do not want to have to go in to my email and mark every single person or place as important, that’s just inconvenient and very time consuming. There needs to be more flexibility with the notification settings. If I want to receive “Primary” & “Updates” I should be able to check off those 2 categories, not just All Mail, Primary only, or None. Somethings got to give. I want Inbox back! :( So frustrated.
So glad I switched to Google Mail
by Shonziola on 2018/09/12 12:14
Update: I continue to be impressed. I’ve learned the ins and outs of how Google does things, and find it vastly superior to others. I cannot tell you how nice it is to not have a mailbox full of junk and spam. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Previous review: I am so pleased with my new Google email account! I switched from hotmail about two weeks ago because I had gotten so frustrated. An account I had had for ten years. It was an intimidating thought to have to handle switching my email and handling all the changes to my financial, business, personal contacts. But I am so glad I took the leap. And your suggestions of how to create a more private and secure email were very helpful. Instead of getting about a hundred junk, phishing, spam mail I had to sort through every day, I rarely have a single one. The way Google has improved my email experience is beyond my expectations. Just wanted to say thanks!
Inbox app better than gmail but it’s being taken away. 😔
by heythereterry on 2019/03/05 01:47
I’ve been using Inbox since it was created. Now it’s going away this month, forcing me to go back to the Gmail app, but without all the features of Inbox. The biggest thing Inbox has that Gmail doesn’t is the ability to bulk delete/archive the tab groups. It groups Promotions and other tabs, but with Gmail, swiping simply hides the group until next time. I still have to swipe each individual email to delete. With Inbox, I could delete or archive the entire group with 1 swipe. Inbox also let me pin emails to the inbox, rather than just starring them. I also want to see the Gmail app have swipe options. Currently, it is either archive or delete no matter if you swipe to the left of right. I want both where I can choose the function for each swipe direction. Outlook also has this feature. Wish you wouldn’t ask us to switch to Gmail when you haven’t added all the same features. Got some work to do Gmail Developers!!
This App Needs Some Help!
by Debhem on 2017/11/04 21:22
I’ve been using this app for several years now so I have noticed a few things that could be improved. #1. The ability to disable conversation “threads” for those of us who dislike how our emails behave when there are several responses to a particular email. #2. Recently, my Inboxes have been getting emails that are clearly Spam emails! Why is this happening? I would like to be able to select these emails, without opening them, and put them into the Spam folder. Unfortunately, I can’t select any of those emails! Currently, I have to do that from my computer instead of from my iPhone! That’s a major inconvenience! #3. Since the launch of iPhone 11.0 update, my phone alerts me that I have a new email, but it turns out that I really don’t. I end up wasting time logging on to my phone only to find out that the sound notification was erroneous. #4. As others have mentioned, the red notification flag isn’t always responsive when all new emails has been read. Fixing these issues would make my use of Gmail much more effective and enjoyable!
Google wrecked a good thing
by chimerand on 2019/04/04 21:07
Former inbox user. I understand and a smaller user base can drive a product to be shut down. That’s not my issue-my (among many others) issue is that Google has assured customers that they were putting “the best” of Inbox’s features into Gmail to give everyone a more modern look and much better functionality. When they say that then it gives users the impression they would actually do what they said. Instead of upgrading Gmail they decided to put a couple minor features into Gmail and leaving the better options such as automatic grouping based on promotional, purchases, etc along with your main mailbox for the information you want to see. What we’re left with is an inferior product with the look and functionality of 2005 and even include forced advertising in the main mailbox. That said, they’ve done a great job at losing a longtime user and until they hold up to their promise of giving us a mail app that functions well in the year 2019 I will not return to using these or any of their products. As of now I’m removing their suite of products from my phone and and computers.
Minimalist design, minimalist features
by Gleep52 on 2019/01/30 18:16
This is an email app by the biggest email host ever right? Why isn’t there a swipe to move feature? And the “move to” feature is buried under a menu instead of just out in the open. Everyone I know who has this app complains about this - how is it not added yet? I have yet to find any email app that doesn’t have this feature. It’s just basic email organization. Also, as with most apps sadly, developers haven’t caught on that putting the buttons at the top makes their app two handed or burdensome by hand occlusion or multiple swipes and taps to achieve the same thing if the navigation/buttons were at the bottom of the screen. Leave the top blank and empty - keep that minimal and bring the interactive parts of the app within one handed easy reach (bottom). Lastly, the shake to undo feature is missing which is a basic iPhone feature every app should be held accountable for... not sure how this made it though the App Store approval process with out “shake to undo”, but be warned - this app doesn’t have that cool and useful feature.
People Have Different Needs
by DellBell16 on 2018/07/31 04:57
I was ok with this account when I first joined a few years ago. I usually log on via my phone. When I use the library or my laptop the format seems different. Each time they make improvements I like it less. Perhaps this is not for me or I need to take some Tito arrange my account in a way that suits me, if this is possible. I am quite frustrated with it. I want to get rid of junk mail and trash. I believe I finally found out how to not have archived mail. When I open my email and ask for current mail, hundreds of old mail that I have tried many times before, appear right back in. What is going on? My daughter doesn't understand what I am trying to explain to her. Although she does ask me why I have so much mail. I would like the space on my cell phone to be freed up from those unnecessary emails. Any advice? I have not taken the time to set up a new email account someplace else. If they could help me understand how to maneuver maybe I won't have to contact all my contacts with a new mail address. Right now I hate my account!!
Fix your Contacts System!!
by New iPad IOS User 2020 on 2020/01/01 00:32
I just bought an iPad Pro from a 2011 MacBook Pro to do all of my business work on and Gmail is the mail business email I use. As I’m working on my iPad, I notice that I cannot send an email to the labeled contacts I have in my google account. I have 30 different people in that label and I cannot keep track of them all unless they have that label which was the main reason I switch to gmail for my business. I figured it was fine and I would just use gmail on Chrome since there is NO APP for Contacts on the iPad. Because iPad is an iOS device, google showed me a very outdated and unuseful verson of gmail to get me to download the app that I already have, and I ALSO couldn’t email everyone in my labeled contacts. I had to actually open up my 2011 computer to get the job done, and I have to open up Chrome to even view my organized google contacts. Google, this is not ok. Give me an app or just let me see and use my CONTACTS in GMAIL! This should be a no brainer! FIX YOUR CONTACTS SYSTEM!
Forced to use Gmail. Farewell Inbox.
by mattsmee on 2018/09/15 15:01
Been using Gmail since beta. Inbox came along and it quickly became the only client I used daily. I understand that without Gmail as a solid foundation/backbone, there wouldn’t be Inbox. However, Inbox’s features are not something you can just unlearned immediately. I really hope Google Gmail/Inbox Team could see this message. The feature that I will miss the most is Bundle. Behind the scene Gmail uses labels. It’s not easy to simply bring Bundle to Gmail because it already has the feature called Category, which is too similar. If there could be one feature I want to see in Gmail from Inbox is Bundle. Why? It does a very good job grouping mails (customizable) into my Bundles. I can quickly open up each, scan though mails that I care, then archive the entire bundle in one tap/click/swipe. No better/quicker way to have a clean mailbox like Bundle enables. Thank you for your service, Inbox. Farewell!
Down, your out!!
by Lilnic46 on 2017/09/14 04:46
I loaded this app with my previous iPhone and was discussed with google was presenting to us as gmail!!! I already automatically get my gmail through my phones email settings. It works great except you need to make preferences on a computer. This app doesn't even allow you to group your emails into sub categories only conversations. I had given up on this program the first time I downloaded it because of how much of a pain it was. I was just prompted by my gmail to download this app for reasons that sounded good. Unfortunately when I went to the play store it showed that this app was already downloaded. If I left because I was disappointed and your updates all say the same things and don't address the problems, why would I waste my time and put it back on my phone??? My gmail that is through my phones settings for gmail is excellent. I have all the options I need!!! Why doesn't google partner with apple to get some pointers on how a good email program should behave and what it should offer!!! Terrible app!!! Don't waste your time!!!
app does not reflect changes made in desktop
by bblessdd on 2020/11/20 21:43
I have several google accounts I use for both work + personal life. Up until now, I have enjoyed the gmail app, finding that it is simple to use, and has everything I need to view, create, organize, and respond to emails. However, I recently went through a large email dump on my desktop, deleting about 52,000 emails across all my accounts. When I go to gmail on the web browser on my computer, it shows zero emails in the inbox. On the app, it's still showing thousands of emails in the inbox, despite having deleted them. I thought perhaps it would take the app a few days to catch up since I had deleted a large amount of emails at one time.. Unfortunately, even after several days, the app still does not reflect these changes. What use is an app that still shows me thousands of emails in my inbox that I have removed? Why does the app not match my current inbox status? I tried restarting my phone. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling. The issue persists. Very annoying, and renders the app completely useless for me.
I’m hating my GMail Account, but feel stuck
by Cobybeach on 2019/09/27 20:29
Ok, now I’m really upset. My main email address will no longer show me my emails on my main work device, my iPad. I have left questions through the website, have tried calling, have emailed them, and nothing. Seems a multi-million (billion?) dollar company could certainly afford a switchboard operator and some techies on staff? I do too many things I don’t want to lose in my emails, and I’m afraid Google is not longer reliable. And...once again, I don’t expect a reply. Absolutely hate the update since “All Inboxes” arrived. Since then, Google Mail has decided that my two alternative accounts are the only ones I need to see. My default (for about 12 years now) email account is only visible to me on my phone, and no longer on my iPad. I have sent emails, chatted, attempted to find a phone number 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😅😂😂🤣😅, and all to no avail. I do business on the email account, and now it has to be done on my phone. I have emails I’m missing that will ultimately cost me business. I need a mail server that is reliable. Anyone have any suggestions? Because Google is not reliable.
The Good and the Bad
by Lorifun on 2020/07/25 18:41
The good is that I have yet to find another email app that handles the label/folder thing as well as Gmail’s native app. I can easily see my labels. I like the snooze feature as well. The bad is that it is clearly not a high priority for the company, as their work on this reminds me of kids out of high school with limited leadership. QA misses huge things regularly, implantation of new features is often clunky at best, and they frankly haven’t done much with it over these many many years. Currently cut & paste has big issues and they thrust their Meet functionality so in my face that I can’t even see my entire list of emails anymore. It’s literally almost an inch high of space to push for something that shouldn’t even be part of the Gmail mobile app at all! And this is par for the course with their updates over the last 10 years. I hope they resolve these issues quickly. Meanwhile I’ll continue to look for an email app that handles labels/folders well instead.
Great but just one thing
by Smileybrewster on 2019/11/29 06:41
I’ve been using Gmail for as long as I can remember. There is no better email service and I’m convinced of this. That being said I have one complaint. I’m one of those people that hate seeing the little red number on his apps. So I constantly check my notifications and read my emails and stuff to make sure it goes away. However, about 80% of the time, I’ll get a number, and I’ll go in and it matches the number of unopened emails. I’ll read them all, 1 at a time, and after I exit the app, it still has a red 1. And it will stay there unless I delete and re-download the app. Or if I wait long enough for another email to come in and I read that one, then *sometimes* it will go away. Anyway, I realize it may seem small, but it really gets under my skin. It’s been doing it for months now. If that were fixed, it would turn my 4-star review into a 5-star review. I hope you see this Google.
Can’t secure the app or use settings properly.
by The King5625 on 2018/05/10 01:52
While this review will most likely be ignored, I figured I would let those that want a secure app to avoid Google’s Gmail app. I was downloading this app to secure my Gmail email. I was trying to see if there was an option to secure the app with Touch ID and I was unable to see all the app settings. When I went to the Google app settings I scrolled to the bottom to see if I could secure the app in the “Other settings” section. Unfortunately the “Other settings” section didn’t work. What is the point of using the Gmail app rather than the iOS mail app when neither can be secured. I work at a school and I want to secure my work email since the information contained in it is extremely sensitive and confidential. Microsoft’s Outlook app can secure itself with Touch ID why can’t Google? I can also use Microsoft’s Outlook app for my Gmail account. What’s the point of using Google’s app when Microsoft’s Outlook app is better with security? If this problem is addressed then I’ll remove this review if I can. If I can’t remove it then I’ll add another review posting the responsiveness of Google.
Overall a great app with a few flaws
by Ltrainlj33 on 2018/01/09 21:12
Gmail delivers a good email experience free of glitches and bugs that have plagued competitors that I've tested. The only issues I have with the app are: 1) too many ads 2) mediocre file attachment system. Just look at Outlook mobile. Then copy it. For example, why can't we look through the different photo albums on our iPhones when attaching photos? Instead it forces us into the Moments album only. Where's the support for attaching from other cloud services? Google drive is the only option. 3) not enough control over notifications. I'd like to be able to mute all email notifications except for messages that come from a certain person or are sent to a certain label (Google's name for inbox subfolders). Instead, the options for notifications are: all new mail, primary only or none. Why not give us more control? I only want to be notified of an email from my immediate family and a handful of others. Besides them everyone else can kindly wait until I choose to actively check my own email. I'd rather not be bombarded with constant notifications on my phone, tablet and watch for promotions, newsletters, etc.. And the "primary only" option relies on Google's ability to decide which of my messages are high priority, which Google isn't very good at. Resolve these three issues and this app gets 5 starts! Thanks!
Down graded a perfectly good product
by Floyd1776 on 2019/04/22 18:28
The old email app was perfect in my opinion, this new one is awful. I tried to send a simple business email through it, and it opened my drive, and google docs just to load the thing into my email which the file was already attached to. Also now I cannot even read any of the attachments I am sending to double check if they are correct, I have to open other apps to read a file loaded already on this one. So far after loving the convenience and simplicity of the old version for many years, this new one is absolute garbage. The main problem is I send most of my business emails through my phone because my computer is slow and mainly stays at home, so this extremely hinders my ability for this process because doing this through the phone is just frustrating. So recap, the old version was great and easy to use, the new version took me almost ten minutes to send a paragraph with an attachment to someone I regularly email for work. That includes several emails which sent the wrong attachment because I couldn’t open it in the app to read it.
Why do my pictures I email on Gmail come out blank white🤬?
by BARninja24 on 2020/12/18 19:47
Yesterday I tried to email my friend: JC this picture I tried to share with him on my Gmail app like three times but the images I’ve sent him so far kept turning up blank white, last night I emailed my picture to my friend from my AutoDesk sketchbook app on my iPad Pro, he told me he got what I wrote to him but the image/picture I sent him turned up blank white😠, so I tried again two times today: I tried emailing the picture to him on my iPhotos app on my iPhone but it turned up white again😡, so I tried emailing the picture to him regularly by clicking on the attach icon on my Gmail app, and it turned up to be a tiny square white blank in there this time🤬. So now I’m writing this one star⭐️ hoping that Google or the people in charge of the App Store on our iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV streaming devices etc will read this review and see if any of the companies in charge of the Gmail app will fix away these white blank image glitches👾, and I hope I’m not the only one who is dealing sending pictures I didn’t want turning up into white blanks here😡.
The worst email app available
by achanelc on 2019/04/08 16:36
I was forced into switching back over to Gmail after I was kicked off Inbox. I used inbox as my main work account for my freelance projects (subscribed to Google Work account, paid user) and when I switched back to Gmail it makes me want to give Google up completely. Even Outlook is has way better features than Gmail, but nothing beats the amazing features in Inbox. What now takes me 26 steps to search for an email in Gmail (typing credentials in search, infinite scrolling and looking for that email) Inbox would only take 2 steps (filter pinned emails, then quickly find and open). Now with Gmail I have to delete and archive emails one by one, when I use to do sweeps of archive / delete with Inbox with one click (categories and marked as complete). I’m so disappointed with Google... and I honestly can’t trust any of the products anymore because by killing Inbox Google has showed they will kill any essential app at any moment. My trust in Google is gone. I’m so very saddened and disappointed with the company. Sincerely, Sad Inbox customer and friend 🥺
Notifications broken?
by PshThisKid on 2017/10/30 01:44
I love this app. With each update it’s become so streamlined and efficient. I love that I can switch between email accounts with ease. And as a person who constantly hits the wrong button, having an “undo” for every action is extremely helpful. I also really like being able to delete an email from the notification banner so I don’t have to waste time opening the app and reading it if it’s unimportant. My one issue has been the notifications, specifically the red badge when you have new mail. I keep a clean inbox and it’s always satisfying when I have no new mail. I’m not sure if the newest update has a mistake or maybe it’s the new iOS, but the badges have been stuck and take a few days to catch up to reflect on actual new mail. It’s frustrating to see the app icon and think “oh I have mail” then open it and find no, that is incorrect. I’m hoping the issue will be fixed soon.
Needs some major quality of life updates.
by EN-7084-7306 on 2019/04/25 15:05
I love Gmail, I really do, but the app leaves a bit to be desired. It’s not the most streamlined thing in the world and it’s often difficult to figure out where you need to go to make certain changes to things like where mail goes if you swipe it a certain way, etc. My biggest problem with this app, though, is that there’s no way to delete the contents of an inbox all at once. You can delete one by one, or select one page at a time item by item and then hit the delete button, both of which would take forever with a folder of more than 1,000 emails like my overstuffed Promotions category. This is such an obvious feature. The fact that this app has been around for years and has never had it is unbelievable to me. I can always delete the contents from my computer, but why not just give the app this really basic ability and call it a day? I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to appreciate it.
Not ready to replace inbox (yet)
by cmartss on 2019/03/12 06:17
Gmail is ok. It does the job. It is not yet, however, nearly as good as the Google Inbox app that they recently announced they have killed off. You can snooze emails in gmail, but you have to open the email, clock the menu, then select snooze, and then pick the snooze value. So many actions required! With Inbox, you just slid to snooze, which is much easier. Inexplicably, the slide feature in Gmail just lets you archive, and it's the same action whether you slide left or right. Redundant, and one of which could do easily be replaced with snooze. Inbox also has a great feature where it groups all your trip emails into a single menu item. Not so with Gmail. Switching to Gmail after inbox feels like going back to an app from 5 or 6 years ago. Gmail has a number of improvements to make to this app if it is meant to properly replace inbox. Hopefully they make these necessary improvements in the months ahead. Otherwise the overall Google email experience will have taken a fairly sizable step backwards.
Simple and easy with minor flaw
by ruthjohnmay on 2020/07/03 12:30
I have zero issues with this app but one. It is easy to use, looks clean, and is handy to have to avoid logging through my work portal to access. However, it always says I have a notification. I open the app, read/delete emails, close the app and that little red 1 is still sitting there on the app. I open the app again, refresh emails (always still nothing), close the app, then force close the app and it. Is. Still. There. It drives me bonkers, I hate seeing that little notification. I’ve had to disable notifications from the app to rectify this which means I have to go in and manually check. Again, not a huge issue, more of a personal one for me (I just like the look of a clean phone and usually open apps with notifications to get rid of them immediately) but it would be really handy to have that little bug fixed in a future update. Hope this helped!
Functional, but neglected
by LightrodSilver on 2020/01/25 20:09
This app serves its purpose for those who have use gmail as their primary email, it offers categories for promotions, social, and primary to allow separation from important and not. Being a Google app however, they do not prioritize us on iOS and overall we are neglected as users by the lack of care they show. Google had announced dark mode back in October for its gmail app, and it was supposed to be an easy update, I’ve seen people around saying it works when they use a newer account, but doesn’t the rest of the tome. It is very disappointing how far they will lack care for us consumers who buy their products. This is a childish game of platform choice and there willingness to provide for us. I have moved on for now from using this app, there are plenty of alternatives that I find similar like Spark, Edison, or even the stock Email application. Google needs to grow up and treat their customers equally and not play favorites because of their OS
Why have ‘social’ & ‘promotions’ anymore?
by SublimeCalliope on 2020/01/12 16:35
Right before the holidays, I started getting a bunch of promotional emails in my primary inbox. These emails are from sites that I’ve subscribed to for YEARS. And since gmail switched to separate into categories (which I have enjoyed!), it has ALWAYS gone to my promotion inbox. UNTIL RECENTLY! I recently subscribed to a social item, and now that is going to my primary inbox as well. I move these items to their appropriate inboxes, just to have any/all new emails from these companies (and a few others) pop up in my primary with the next set I get sent. This makes going through my emails increasingly frustrating and longer than needed. I have checked the individual emails to see if there is something I can do to get them to go to the appropriate place, and I’ve got nothing. None are marked “important” upon arrival... I see nothing that can fix these items so I don’t keep getting bombarded and have to sift through to find items I actually NEED to see in a timely manner!
Almost Perfect
by Yeah, You Know on 2018/02/02 14:17
The app loads very quickly, and hasn’t crashed on me yet. I manage three different e-mails as well, and it’s very easy to switch between them and see which ones have new messages. The spam and trash folders empty automatically after 30 days which is also a nice feature. The one problem I have with the app, is there is no select all button. Sometimes I will archive e-mails instead of deleting them, or will simply have them in my inbox and need to delete them. When this happens, usually I want to delete 95% of my messages in the inbox or all mail folder. It would be easier to select all and then deselect the few messages I need to keep rather than meticulously select each individual message. It’s kind of silly that you have this amazing company known for their technological prowess, but they can’t put a simple select all button in.
Little benefit over using Mail
by knowlovetruth on 2019/02/23 16:03
I want to preface this by saying I used Inbox for many years, which was a far superior app to the Gmail app, and I was upset to hear it would no longer be supported. Essentially, the app allows me to read/send mail and bundles/sorts it to a limited extent. With so many companies changing info with each email blast, it’s nearly impossible to appropriately filter with this app, whereas Inbox bundled with ease and learned very well. I am able to turn on confidential mode, which I seem unable to do from an IPad through the browser. However, attachments are limited to camera roll, recent Gmail attachments and Google drive. I’m unable to attach files from my IPad without first moving that information to Drive, which for many sensitive things, I would prefer not to do. I would suggest using Mail for the benefit of integration with other Apple products, but encryption/confidentiality seems even more difficult to achieve that route.
Our real CampusWeb
by Johnny Days on 2018/04/30 13:28
It is safe to say that after all these years being on the Google platform out in a Pacific Island dot on the World Atlas, I cannot express enough gratitude for all the wonderful strides at Google Headquarters that jettisoned many useful apps today! As a public school teacher on Guam, I tried to use my Google Classroom but the ball fell at The Guam Public School systems' headquarters after several attempts not only contacting IT department, but also going physically before its appointed liaison in order to digitize my classroom. It did not go live which sucked major although no fault whatsoever on Google, Inc. Maybe one day I may learn all the different apps you've created but I crave tutorials less than 3 minutes since that is the attention span of our students today no matter where the are located. My thanks and appreciation always Google!
NEW VERSION IS FRUSTRATING!
by AmyPiac on 2017/09/22 15:38
I procrastinated updating to the new style version for months, because I depended heavily on this app and loved it. I finally caved and have been using it for about a month now. And it just frustrates me! The badge notification for new mail doesn't always go away after all messages are read. Adding attachments is cumbersome now; it automatically imbeds them in your message and you have to individually select each to make it an actual attachment - and the app always freezes; I have to close it out and reopen it to get them attached properly. The option of "mark as unread/read" no longer exists (SINCERELY miss that). Also, if I open a new email from iPhone's drop-down notifications (banner), I can read it in the gmail app fine - but the app keeps it as unread until I re-open the app from the home screen and view the email again. I don't get it?! Those are my biggest complaints. I like just being able to swipe to delete, but that convenience isn't worth the loss of the other features and the frustration.
No support if there are errors
by Bliddgerblagger3754 on 2021/03/17 04:52
User beware!! Apparently, if you tap “report not spam” on an email in your spam folder, the email does not go into, inbox, trash, personal, all mail, promotions, important, flagged, draft, etc. It just disappears from existence. Reloading the application doesn’t work, desktop version doesn’t work, etc. there’s a huge thread on the google help center discussion board about it! This is a common bug that google won’t address. Further commenting on the thread, or any thread dealing with the issue is blocked. There is no article about it in the self help center for common questions, and no actual person available to help. There’s no email to submit a question or concern, no chat; nothing. Google workplace does have customer service care......for a fee. The email I lost was from a potential employer about my application. Part of the screening process is a timely response to the email. The email that has been wiped from existence. I just took a massive loss for myself and my family because of a bug that they won’t take responsibility for.
It’s okay but could use some updates
by thebeckymonster on 2020/04/24 12:31
For the amount of money and intelligence the google team has, I’m actually quite surprised this email app isn’t off the charts awesome. For starters, they need to create a summary screen of all of your different email accounts similar to the iPhone email app. Right now it’s to cumbersome to see which account you are getting a notification for when you receive a new message. Apple does way better with their home screen. I do think the gmail app is better for setting up a professional signature, but that needs improvement too. There should be a function to change the font and to make letters bold and add variety like in the web version. Also, why can’t you pick a default font for the phone app (like the web version) for the body of the email? Strange. I’m hoping to see gmail come out with a much better version of this app soon considering how many people work from their phones anymore!
Swipe Function Lost
by KNW53 on 2020/05/21 15:00
First of all I like Gmail and use it on a number of devices with different platforms. I like being able to use one email program for all of my email accounts, which includes other email accounts other than gmail accounts. An annoying bug just started a couple days ago on my iPad Pro 10.5”, thus the three star rating. I can no longer swipe from the left hand side of the screen to open the folders view. When I do this all that appears is a white screen and the app is from then on stuck on a white screen. The app is recoverable by closing it, removing it from the open app view and then restarting the app. I am able to open the folder view by tapping on the hamburger In the top left part of the screen, so the app is useable with a workaround. Deleting the app and reinstalling it fixed the problem for less than a day. Subsequent reinstalls have had no affect on fixing the problem.
Near perfect!
by pgib9981 on 2018/08/25 05:08
This app is very much improved, and I'm actually starting to really like it! I love that you can disable Conversation View and can easily swipe to delete/archive a message. It's colorful and easy to use, and has lots of options that it didn't use to have. There's only one thing that would really improve it... In the iPhone settings (Settings —>Notifications —>Show Previews), I'd love for there to be an option to show previews, but to only be able to see the sender while on the lock screen, and not the subject or body of the message. That's the way my old email app was, and it was so useful. (You’re able to know who’s sending the message, but don’t have to worry about other people reading it.) But other than that, I'm really loving this app! Kudos to all the people working to make it great!
No dark mode, APIs, or anything new at all
by The Forever Machine on 2019/10/15 01:58
This “a/b suuuuuuper slow update speed for all apps” thing gets really old. I’m not interested in wasting time using an app that doesn’t get updated quickly to support new features and enhancements. I opened the app, dark mode didn’t toggle, and then I deleted the app. 2.5 weeks later and still no toggle even. Unacceptable tbh. I don’t have the patience for this a/b testing or snail paced feature updating anymore. All it really does it just circumnavigate App Store rules and policies technically. maybe I’ll come back next year and try again and see where the app is at then. But for now? Sticking with stock mail app. Should’ve known better. This app certainly DOES NOT have all the new features — so don’t expect it. All you can expect is that it has your gmail account and that you receive your email perfectly fine as far as I can tell. That’s literally it, though. Nothing extra, nothing special. Worth about 2 stars I think.
Not ready for Inbox users until remainder show up inline with email
by camyoshi123 on 2018/10/27 22:04
I totally get why Google is killing Inbox for Gmail. Inbox was a test bed for features that would eventually make it into Gmail, and now that the test is done, it’s much more efficient to support a single email product. I believe in the long run the long run, this will be a win/win for everybody. Unfortunately, they left out a feature that is critical to my and other users’ workflows. My email inbox is my to do list. I only look there to decide what I need to do. Inbox for Gmail engrained this workflow and it is close to flawless. Google suggests to use Tasks for a workaround. This is not close to the same. Now I have to look at two places and triage what is the most important thing to work on. With Inbox, it takes just a couple of clicks to add a reminder. Once saved, it shows up in your inbox in line with the other emails. Or you can set a future date and it will be hidden until that time. The only true workaround I’ve found is to email myself whenever I need a reminder. This takes several more steps (New email, to: me, subject: something to do, Send, when email arrives, click it and snooze until the appropriate time). This takes more effort and feels like a hacky solution. Google, please, for the love of every one of your loyal guinea pigs who helped to improve Gmail’s usability, add the reminder feature before cutting off access to Inbox!
Attachments only from Google Drive 👎
by Shehaslived on 2019/05/05 14:42
Every time I think Gmail is getting better, I am disappointed. I keep switching between the Outlook app and Gmail app. I want to stick with Gmail, but Outlook seems to have everything I need. For example, I love that you can switch between apps in the side menu of outlook. Previously in the gmail app you could switch accounts in the side menu as well, but they were horizontally pinned at the top which was inconvenient and ugly. Now it’s where the search bar is and that’s cool. So I downloaded it back, thinking it finally had everything that I needed. Now I’m deleting it again. I’m a college student and I send a lot of attachments over email. My main cloud drive is OneDrive because it is linked with my laptop and so I can automatically sync my documents to the cloud without having to manually save it there a bunch of times. The fact that Gmail only allows attachments from the Photo library and Google Drive is so frustrating. It’s also not just about me using outlook but sometimes I save documents directly to my phone or the Apple cloud. Gmail does not allow me to attach none of those documents. Just when I thought I had it all, I was disappointed again. I really like Gmail and it has nice features, but it isn’t not practical for what I need. Unfortunately, I have to go back to Outlook.
HATE IT!!!
by tguyen on 2020/12/17 03:12
I had a version of gmail for several years, but in attempting to fix a problem I deleted it, and when I wanted to reinstall I got this version. The old one had an inbox for most mail, one for spam, as I remember that was it. No unnecessarily complicated divisions like “Social”, “Promotions”, etc. Now I never know where to look for mail I’m most interested in. Also, the old version let me click on multiple emails and delete them as a group. Sometimes I can do that now, other times it will let me choose several emails but when I hit trash it will arbitrarily choose another email to move (thankfully it DOES let me undo). Another charming feature is, when I move something from spam and then click a link it WILL NOT open. When I click on the “to view this message as a web page click here” nothing happens. I would download a different email app if not for the complication of changing my address, may be forced to anyway as I find myself becoming agitated every time I deal with this one!
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