Gmail 4.7.2 Android app update enables auto-show images feature [Download]

by: Chris SmithJanuary 9, 2014


The Gmail Android app has been updated to version 4.7.2, which brings users a feature that’s already available in the desktop version of Gmail, and that is automatically showing images in emails.

Back in December, Google announced that all its Gmail app versions, including desktop and mobile will get the security feature – basically Google is serving images from its own proxy servers now, which means email senders can’t use images for malicious purposes – and it’s now time for the Android application to be updated (see following image).

gmail-4.7.2-update-1 Android Police

Android Police has already pulled the APK which measures 4.7MB, is signed by Google and can be already downloaded (see Source link below). Alternatively, you can download it directly from the Google Play Store – the Gmail app has been updated on January 8, the store says, although it hasn’t updated the “What’s new” information yet to reflect the new additions.

If you’d still like not to have images automatically shown in your email, you have a settings option to disable the feature even after the update to Gmail 4.7.2.

  • Nathan Buffington

    Sweet! So happy, this should have been in it for years

  • [email protected]

    who uses email today. Ever heard of snapchat.

    • Sharath

      Yeah heard of it,its database were hacked. :P

      • [email protected]

        so what gmail steals your data anyway. People in your family probably use it, don’t you have sympathy.

    • Phil Rigby

      That’s one of the most ignorant comments I’ve heard in a long time. Grow up, little boy.

      • [email protected]

        Ironic you haven’t actually tried snapchat.

        • Phil Rigby

          How would you know what I have or haven’t done?

          • [email protected]

            well have you.

          • Phil Rigby

            Yes I have. What’s that got to do with anything?

          • [email protected]

            then why do you use email

          • [email protected]

            or even use a messaging service if youre too much of a dinosuar for snapchat

          • Phil Rigby

            Ummm… because I’m not a spotty faced 13 yr old who thinks if it’s not “social media” it’s not cool?

            Anyway, I’m done with you.

          • [email protected]

            I’m done with you..dino

    • chirag

      your name.

      • [email protected]

        whats wrong with it?

    • swtrainer

      Yep…heard of snapchat…never heard of you…

  • Jayfeather787

    Awesome can’t wait for official update. Also, small typo, in 2nd paragraph at the end where it says “…(see followin image).