Will Verduzco · Jan 9, 2014 at 04:30 am

[APK] Gmail 4.7.2 Now Automatically Shows Images by Default

We last saw a major update to Google’s Gmail application a little under a month ago, with the release of version 4.7. This update brought some much needed features such as improved attachment support, KitKat printing, a vacation auto-responder, and improved performance. One thing it did not bring, however, was something that was promised just one day later: automatic image display.

Now just one month later, this update has finally arrived. And just as promised, images contained within Email messages will be automatically displayed, unless you choose to manually disable this.

Now, you may be concerned about your privacy, due to the fact that many spammers use images to track viewership. Thankfully, Google is tackling this through the use of its own secure proxy servers. But as pointed out by Forum Member mprost in the comments, Google’s solution isn’t perfect. Quoting from Google’s own support page:

In some cases, senders may be able to know whether an individual has opened a message with unique image links. As always, Gmail scans every message for suspicious content and if Gmail considers a sender or message potentially suspicious, images won’t be displayed and you’ll be asked whether you want to see the images.

Furthermore, those with limited bandwidth may still wish to disable automatic image display. This can be accomplished by going to settings, selecting your account, and touching “images.”

The update should be gradually rolling out to users. But those who don’t feel like waiting can manually update their Gmail app by heading over to our DevHost mirror.

[Source: Play Store, Gmail Blog | Via AndroidPolice, Google+]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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