Google today is announcing that it’s updating the Gmail and Google Calendar apps for iOS. One of the most convenient features of Gmail on web and on Android, the ability to “undo” or unsend a message that you’ve just sent, is now available in Gmail for iOS.
That app also now allows users to swipe left or right on a specific email to archive or delete it. It’s been part of Gmail for Android for many years. And it’s something that should be available across platforms now because another popular email client for iOS, Microsoft Outlook, also lets you swipe to take action on emails. (That’s thanks to Microsoft’s Acompli acquisition.)
The app also provides instant search results, just like on Google Search. Again, this is something that previously arrived on Android.
But perhaps you won’t use these new features in Gmail for iOS. One thing that may strike you about the new version is that it’s now “a lot faster,” Google product manager Matthew Izatt wrote in a blog post.
As for the updated Google Calendar app, it lets you use the month view and week view in landscape mode; add in additional calendars such as Hindu, Islamic, and Lunar; and surface events, reminders, and goals from the Spotlight search feature that’s part of iOS, Izatt wrote. Microsoft recently launched its Interesting Calendars in Outlook for both Android and iOS.