Well, after a very long time Gmail for Android 4.2 brings auto fit messages and zooming.  I am wondering why it took so long for Google to offer this feature.

Apple users got this feature in iOS since day 1 and I used to wonder why it was not available in Gmail.  Anyway, finally it is here.

Let’s see what else is new:

  • 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
  • New Labels API for 3rd-party app developers
  • And other bug fixes and performance improvements

Considering the fact that Gmail is an email almost everyone uses now a day, this update brings some most sought features.


Auto fit messages are not enabled by default, you will have to go into setting to enable it.  See the image for clarification.

Auto fit messages

Gmail Auto fit messages setting screen

What else do you expect from Gmail for Android?  Let’s hear it in comment section.