Gmail for iOS is now optimized for the iPhone X's display

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The updated Gmail app for iOS is now capable of filling up the entire display on the iPhone X, including the ears on both sides of the notch.


This update is good news for hardcore Gmail users with the iPhone X as prior to today, the app was letterboxed along the top and the bottom of the display, significantly reducing the amount of screen real-estate available in the app. Oddly enough, the new version change log doesn't include mention of the newly added iPhone X support, but does describe its big new feature: support for non-Google email accounts via IMAP. Gmailify launched on Android more than a year ago, so it's definitely nice to see Google finally bringing the feature to its iOS app.


If you're an iPhone X owner, you'll be happy to know that many Google apps have received updated that give them support for Apple's latest handset. Gmail also gets support for non-Google email accounts via IMAP. With today's update, Gmail users can use their Outlook, Office 365, iCloud, Yahoo, or IMAP/POP3 accounts with the iOS app.


With GMail having over a billion active users and 20% of the global email client market according to some recent data, this update is welcome.

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