Gmail for Android freshens up a bit

Google updates Android's Gmail app with two usability improvements and a slightly less cluttered conversation view.

Gmail for Android's conversation view separates the email you're currently reading in a thread. Google

Gmail's Android app gets some small changes that make it easier to use, in a new version that started slowly rolling out on Wednesday.

The conversation view has been streamlined so that the e-mail you're reading has been separated slightly from those that preceded it in a thread. It's a look that owes much to Google's "card" style.

Multiple message selection has been adjusted as well, replacing the chosen messages' avatars with checkmarks to make it more apparent which messages have been selected to be moved, archived, or deleted.

Gmail also now tells you via an in-app notification box when e-mail Sync has been disabled.

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