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Other improvements to the app 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.

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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:

  1. Am I the only on that is getting the message, “The items you tries to buy is no longer available.”

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    1. Ditto on the error message.

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    2. I got the same message. Just search the app store for gmail and install that way.

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    3. Uninstall, goto updates, purchased, and download from there.

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  2. Am I the only on that is getting the message, “The items you tried to buy is no longer available.”

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    1. I get that same message.

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    2. I am as well.

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      1. Yep, also seeing this and hearing others getting this same message. I’ve updated the post and pinged Google for more info.

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  3. I think the app had been pulled. Cuz it says “the app is not available” when I tried to download it. I also deleted it but could no longer find it on the app store.

    What’s up with that?

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  4. Nope. It’s dead for me as we’ll.

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  5. Had these features on android for years now

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  6. Nir Zion Pengas Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    aaaand apple removed the app from the app store…

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  7. Just updated mine. Type in “Google, Inc.” in the app store and you’ll see the app then. Should be easy-peasy from there.

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  8. Confirmed what Amanda said – search for Google Inc, and use the upgrade path from the GMail that is found there. The Gmail update button from the updates section would never go through for me

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  9. The App was available last night (Pacific Time zone). I believe apps are in limbo when being updated in the App Store.
    First time trying it for me. How do I get the ‘woosh!’ when sending an email (like the Apple mail app)? :-)

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    1. U can’t have it all, I guess..

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  10. I installed it on my iPone 5 and added two accounts.. Now i want to remove one account from here.. How do i do that? Any idea?

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    1. Robin.. did u figure it ou, I have the same query

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      1. Only way I found was to sign out all accounts and sign back in. Not great, but quick enough.

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