Gmail 4.2 just dropped bringing the same features that folks with a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 or Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2. Now anyone on 4.0+ can swipe to archive, bigger photos, message zoom, and more.
So here’s the breakdown of what’s new in this version:
- Auto-fit messages to screen and message zooming
- Swipe left or right on messages to archive or delete
- Attach photos and videos from inside the app itself
- Gallery view for photo attachments
The latest version of Gmail for Android brings message auto-fitting and zooming, swipe to delete / archive, in-app video and photo attachment capability, larger photo previews, and a gallery type view for emails with multiple image attachments.
You’ll also see unread counts for all labels, the ability to add attachments from within the app itself, and the inbox is sticky to the labels drop down (about time that always drove me nuts!).
Auto-fit will likely be the feature most people would find most useful is the auto-fitting functionality. So you can now choose to have the emails resized to fit on your screen and and then pinch to zoom for a closer look at individual parts. Oddly, it’s not enabled by default so you have to go to Settings -> General Settings to activate it.
Swipe to delete / archive is just like it sounds. Swipe left or right to archive or delete directly from your inbox.
Orig source where I first heard the news: AndroidCentral