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December 12, 2013

Gmail to start displaying images automatically, coming to Android early next year


You know the drill, go into your inbox click on one of your emails and there just above the main text body you have

Images are not displayed. Display images below – Always display images from

You have to manually allow Gmail to show photos from each sender, which can get quite annoying. But it’s for your protection, as embedded images can be dangerous. But no longer! Gmail will start automatically displaying images on desktop starting today!

If you’re one of many that would like Gmail to open the images automatically then you’re in luck. Google will now host all embedded photos from emails on its own servers and check them for viruses or security threats. This will make your life easier and safer, a 100% win/win for all of us. But if you like approving images being displayed, that option is still available.

This new feature will be rolling out to desktop users starting today, so you should see it very soon. However, it won’t come to mobile devices until early 2014, so Gmail for Android users will have to wait a while. Still, it’s a great improvement that you should look forward to. Would you prefer approving images or letting them load automatically?

Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Google

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini