Google updates Jelly Bean Gmail app

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Google has updated its Gmail Android app, which now allows users to save time on the actions they use most often: reply, archive, and search.

"If you're using Gmail on an Android 4.1+ device, the updated app lets you reply and archive messages right from notifications with one quick tap," Google engineer Andy Huang explained in a blog post.

"You can combine this with existing notification features like the ability to customize which messages you receive notifications for and set up different sounds for individual labels. [Meaning], if you filter and label all the messages from your mom, you could set a ringtone to let you know you received a new mail from her and then quickly reply.

The new app also introduces faster search and better search suggestions so users can find their messages quickly online and offline.

The latest version of Gmail for Android can be downloaded here on Google Play.