Launch of the new Gmail and Picture-in-Picture widget for Google Meet on iOS


In a blog post, Google has announced that it is bringing some new features to its apps on the iPhone.

The first of which is a new widget for the Gmail app. The new widget allows you to more easily manage your inbox with the ability to see the senders and subject of your most recent emails.

Thanks to your helpful feedback on our first Gmail widget, we’re adding a new one so you can better manage your inbox on iOS. With the new widget, you will see the senders and subject of your most recent emails right on your home screen.

Google has also brought Picture-in-Picture support to the Google Meet app, and the company says it will do the same for the Gmail app “in the coming weeks.”

ICYMI, we recently simplified multitasking on Google Meet. With Picture-in-Picture support, you can still join the meeting as you move between apps on your iOS device.

For example, you might want to forward an email, share a document, or just search for something while you’re chatting. Simply log out of the Google Meet app and your meeting will be minimized to a window that you can move to your home screen. You can also resize the meeting window or move it to the side if you need more space to do something else.

In the coming weeks, we will be launching this same feature in the Gmail app. Stay tuned.

Google has also launched keyboard shortcuts for Google Sheets. The company says the shortcuts will be available for both Bluetooth and Apple keyboards such as the Magic Keyboard.


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