Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gmail to finally display images

Google's Gmail service will finally show images by default in emails. The company has done this by serving all the images users receive on its own proxy servers, instead of serving them from external host servers.

According to Google, this will improve the email experience without compromising security. In a post on the official Gmail blog, the company said: "Your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware."


Earlier, users needed to give authorization before emails could display images. Those who prefer that emails do not show images automatically can choose to disable the new feature under the General tab in Settings menu.



Users who have already set "Ask before displaying external content" as default option in Settings will not get images in emails automatically. They need to change the settings accordingly.

Google said that the new Gmail feature will be available on desktops as well as Android and iOS devices. While the desktop users can access this feature from today itself, mobile app users will have to wait till early 2014.

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