Lighter Gmail Go now available in India

Posted February 16, 2018

This lighter version of the regular Gmail app which is named Gmail Go, is presently available only for the web users. Despite being a lite version, there are still a lot of things that Gmail Go can do for you. To download Gmail Go from the Play Store and try it for yourself, you need to have an Android Go phone... which do not exist yet.

The app offers standard Gmail features like multiple account support, conversation view, attachments, and push notifications for new messages. Gmail Go displays the messages from friends and family first, while social and promotional emails are categorized neatly for when you have time. Similar to how chat heads pull up a drop-down menu of recent chats for Messenger and other Android SMS apps, Google Phone's chat heads let you exit the phone app and maneuver around your home screen, with a little circular bubble on the screen indicating that the call is still ongoing.

Google has released Gmail Go, a new app for Android that promises more lightweight access to your email.

The company mentioned in a description, "The Gmail you love, now lighter and just as fast". This is what makes the Gmail Go work smoothly on the Android Go phone size despite its smaller memory. The size of the app is just 20.66 MB, but it may vary depending on the device it is being installed on. Interestingly, with Gmail Go you can read and respond both online & offline. We've asked Google for more information about the app's feature set, and what exactly is it that Go does to reduce the burden on low-end smartphones. The current Android 8.0 Oreo software, which released after the Essential Phone hit the market, was similarly not optimized for unique smartphone designs.

Overall, the Gmail Go interface looks nearly exactly like the main app - there's the multi-select option, and then there's also swipe gestures available. Of course, the prime goal of the Gmail Go app is to provide Gmail access amidst using less RAM and data.