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Get the new Gmail update with auto-show images

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Jan 9, 2014

If you're like me you're just about sick to death of having to click 'Show Pictures' in basically every email you receive in Gmail. The good news is that you don't need to worry about it anymore, thanks to the latest update to the Gmail app for Android (v4.7.2), which has finally enabled the auto-loading of images. You can get the APK download below if you can't wait for the official update to arrive on your device (it hasn't even been updated in the Play Store yet).

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Google ensures your images are safe before they auto-show in Gmail. / © Google/AndroidPIT

You don't need to do anything once you've installed the new app update – all images will automatically be loaded in your emails. If you want to turn off this function you can simply go into the settings for your individual email accounts. You don't even need to worry about the safety of the auto-loading images (which is one of the reasons why the Show Pictures action was introduced), because Google host the images on their servers first, meaning any gremlins are expunged before they ever make it to your precious Android.

Download Gmail v4.7.2 APK

AndroidPIT Gmail Show Images
Now you'll find a new option in Settings if you want to toggle auto-show on or off. / © AndroidPIT//Google

Have you got the new Gmail? Are you happy to have images load automatically?

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.


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  • Megha megha Jan 10, 2014 Link to comment

    I want to delete few people from chat in gmail.But whenever I click on "block" or "Never show",it does go away but they come back on the list.

  • Angel Ramos Jan 9, 2014 Link to comment

    is there a way to get notifications to pop up again? they stopped a few updates back and now I have to manually update it

    • Kris Carlon
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      Jan 10, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey @Angel, do you mean the notification of new mail in your Android notifications? You may have done one of two things: perhaps you turned off notifications in Settings > Apps > Gmail, or you changed your sync settings for Gmail to disable push notifications. Go to your Gmail Settings and see if the Notifications check box is ticked. You can also check you Sync Gmail check box there too.