Gmail Fourth App Ever to Hit 10 Billion Downloads on Android

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The Gmail app by Google becomes the fourth app ever to hit 10 billion installs on Android. The three apps that have reached this milestone of crossing 10 billion installations from Google Play store before it are Google Play Services, YouTube, and Google Maps. Ever since its launch in April 2004, the email service by Google has been quite popular. Lately, Google has been adding several new features to Gmail. The latest of them is an update to Gmail’s “Undo Send” feature which now allows users to recall sent emails within different time frames.

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Gmail on iOS, Android Gets Voice and Video Call Feature

Google is launching direct person-to-person voice call and video call option for Gmail’s Google Chat feature. The voice and video call options will be available on both Android and iOS devices. The tech giant informed users that they can now opt to join or start voice calls and meetings from the direct chats in Gmail’s Google Chat. As of now, only one-on-one conversations will have this feature available in their chat.

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Apple Releases List of Top 10 Most Popular App Store Apps for India in 2021

With December upon us, the end of the year is fast approaching. It is, thus, only apt that we retrospect and take look at the apps that garnered the most popularity among smartphone users in 2021. Recently, Apple released its list of apps and games that enjoyed the most popularity in 2021 in the Apple App Store. The list, of course, includes the expected apps, but features some unexpected names as well. Listed below are the ten apps that were most popular in India in 2021.

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Gmail’s New Material You Widget to be made Available

While launching it’s Pixel 6 series a few weeks ago, Google had hinted at introducing Material You widgets for Google Drive, YouTube Music, and Gmail. This month, a revamped “Suggested Files” Material You widget was added to Google Drive, and Gmail seems to be next in line to receive a new Material You widget.

The redesigned Material You update that Gmail had received in September had only added dynamic colour support to the pre-existing widget. However, as reported by 9to5Google, the new widget for Gmail that Google had hinted at last month will now finally be available.

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Google Introduces Google Illustrations

Google is bringing in new and interesting features back to back. On Monday, Google announced that it has created some new images which can be used as your Google profile picture. These new images are called Google Illustrations. The images are quite nice and are very convenient for those users who want to put a profile picture but do not want to give their pictures.

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