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Gmail for Android Receives Update – Reply From Notifications Feature

March 18, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 5:42 PM

Gmail for Android - reply from notifications.Google’s Gmail application for the Android operating system was updated today, and among some of the new features available is the ability to reply directly from the push notifications pane on your device.

In addition to the easier reply function, Gmail for Android also allows users to archive mail, and search from within the notifications window.

“You can combine this with existing notification features like the ability to customize which messages you receive notifications for and set up different sounds for individual labels. So if you filter and label all the messages from your mom, you could set a ringtone to let you know you received a new mail from her and then quickly reply (because we know what can happen when you ignore your mother!),” said a Google blog post about the new version.

The new Gmail app requires Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.