Gmail v4.2.1 update for Android 4.0 and 4.1 brings pinch-to-zoom, Swipe to delete and more features

Google has updated Gmail for Android to version 4.2.1 that brings pinch-to-zoom feature for emails and a swipe to archive or delete to quickly delete or archive a mail from you inbox or sent for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) devices . You can also attach photos and videos within Gmail and view larger photo previews in attachments. The update leaked few months back and it was available in the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) on Google Nexus devices.

New features in Gmail for Android v4.2.1 for Android 4.0 or later

  • Auto-fit messages to screen and message zooming
  • Swipe messages to archive or delete
  • Attach photos and videos from within Gmail
  • Larger photo previews and gallery view for photo attachments
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

These features in Gmail for Android v4.2.1 are available only on devices running on Android 4.0 or later. This update also adds New Labels API for 3rd-party app developers and Performance improvements for Android 2.2 devices and later.

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