Google has rolled out a new version of its Gmail app for Android, with a few major improvements:

  • Scan to download

    Choose any “from” email address linked to your account in the compose menu

  • Toggle between Reply, Reply All, and Forward
  • Respond in-line to a message when including text from a previous message
  • Improved support for Priority Inbox

Priority Inbox is Google’s system for automatically determining which messages are most important and prioritizing them for you.

When you’re using a desktop browser, Google physically pulls these messages to the top of your page, listing less important messages below. Android phones don’t have enough screen real estate for that, but Gmail 2.3.2 does show you which messages are marked as important with a little yellow arrow icon next to priority messages. You can also mark messages as “not important” by tapping the menu button and letting Google know you couldn’t care less what that person has to say.

Gmail 2.3.2 is available as a free download for Google Android 2.2 and up.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...