Dec 11 AT 3:09 PM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

Gmail updated with vacation responder, zip downloading support, printing on KitKat devices

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Gmail for Android, while a wonderful app in my opinion, has been missing some features for quite a while. My main problem with it is lack of zip downloading support, meaning nothing in a .zip format can be downloaded on your mobile device. I find that ridiculous, as zips are quite common. But the newest update to Gmail allows it!

The new update also brings vacation responder, which allows you to set an automatic response to those who email you during your vacation. You set dates and choose whether the responses go to everyone or just your contacts, and it will tell people to leave you alone so you don’t have to!

Google added printing support to KitKat, and now the Gmail app supports printing on devices running the newest version of Android. It allows you to print single emails or entire threads, which is pretty useful.

It’s a pretty good set of new features that should be useful to most people. The update is now rolling out to all users, but slowly. If you don’t get it, you’ll have to wait or manually sideload the app. Some Google apps take weeks to roll out to everyone, so sideloading may be a good option. What are your thoughts on this new update? Leave a comment!


Source: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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