Google recently announced that Gmail would begin to display images contained in an email by default, removing the need for a user to grant permission before any images loaded, with the images securely processed in Google’s own servers before being displayed, cutting off any risk of malware and other issues. The web version of Gmail already has the new feature enabled, and now Google is rolling out an update to the Android app to enable the same functionality.
Of course, automatic image loading is something that not everyone wants, be it due to privacy reasons or because it will consume more data, so the search giant hasn’t forgotten to include a switch that will take things back to the old way of asking the user for permission. The update is slowly rolling out to users on the Play Store, but as is usual with staged rollouts, it will be a while before everyone gets it. If you’re the impatient kind, you can hit the link below to download the APK and sideload it to jump on to the new version immediately.
Download: Gmail 4.7.2 APK (com.google.android.gm-4.7.2.apk)