Google today released an updated Gmail app for iPhone and iPad that introduces a redesigned user interface alongside a few features from Gmail on the web that it says were highly requested. The new design is notably similar to the Gmail app available on Android devices. 

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Among the new features, the updated Gmail app now brings over the “Undo Send” feature from Gmail on the web, which delays sending emails for a set number of seconds to allow users the option to “undo sending” after tapping send. The Undo Send feature on the web can be set to a 5, 10, 20 or 30 second delay, but it appears to be using a set 5 seconds for the mobile app.

Also new for the refreshed app is improved search functionality that includes instant results and spelling suggestions, and Google notes the ability to easily Swipe to archive or delete depending on your preference (which is now a single action rather than a swipe revealing a button).

The design of the updated app makes the iPhone and iPad versions fit in with Google’s design for Gmail on Android devices, and overall feels much faster than the previous version.

Here’s a look at the iPad version:


The new Gmail app for iOS, version 5.0.3, is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 5.0.3

The Gmail you know and love, now with a fresh new look, sleeker transitions and some highly-requested features. It’s a lot faster, too. – Undo Send: prevent embarrassing mistakes – Search: find things faster with instant results and spelling suggestions – Swipe to archive/delete: quickly clear out your inbox

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