Google is out with a new-look app for iOS, Gmail. Gmail 2.0 for iPhone and iPad is available as of Tuesday with several new features that will make a lot of heavy mobile Gmail app users very happy.
The big new feature is multiple accounts: with the update users can easily switch between up to five accounts within the app. It’s also now employing autocomplete, in both the search function and with contact names.
Other improvements include: sending and receiving attachments within the app, the ability to archive, label, star, delete and report spam, read email as threaded conversations, see profile pictures in those conversations, and respond to Google Calendar invites and Google+ posts.
Google also says it’s given the app and interface a little makeover, with new visual designs, animations and infinite scrolling within message lists.
Update: We’ve received multiple reports from users who say when trying to download the iOS Gmail app today from the App Store that it “is no longer available.” We’ve reached out to Google to see what’s going on and will update this post when we hear more.
Update 2: A Google spokeswoman says some people are getting that error message because the update is still rolling out, so a bit of patience is required. The company just tweeted this:
Looks like the new Gmail app for iOS is still rolling out on iTunes. If you're having trouble, try again later.—
Gmail (@gmail) December 04, 2012