Updated Google Mail iPad App Adds Notification Center and Persistent Login

Google’s Gmail app just received an important update that will make it easier for users to log in, stay connected and get notified. Now, Gmail users can keep in touch even better than before.

The official Gmail blog shows detailed information about version 1.2.7812. Software engineer Jason Parachoniak explains that the Gmail app is now fully integrated with Apple’s notification center and it supports banners, alerts and lock screen options. Additionally, the update makes the notifications up to five times faster than they were before. If you need to read emails the moment they hit your inbox, you’ll appreciate the speedy ping.

The app has also been updated to allow users to send emails from alternate addresses. Users that have multiple addresses can access the alternate sender feature from their desktop by going to the settings section, selecting accounts, then “send mail as.” Once configured, users will see a form within the app that will allow them to select any of their alternate email addresses.


One of the best updates is that users will now stay logged in. Previously, users would be automatically logged out of their account if a certain amount of time had passed before the app was opened again. Now, users can choose to log out, but it won’t happen automatically.

If you have a Gmail account and are looking for another way to access your mail than Apple’s native mail app, check out Gmail in the App Store. It is free to download.

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