Gmail users can now finally change their passwords and edit account information via the Android app

In order to change the user settings, the user has to simply click on the settings category, and choose the account they wish to make changes. Then click 'My Account'.

Instead of changing user settings through a desktop client, Gmail users can now change their account settings within the Android app itself.


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Once the users have updated their Gmail app, they can make the necessary changes to their Gmail account.

In order to change the user settings, the user has to simply click on the settings category and choose the account they wish to make changes to. They then click 'My Account'. On opening this, a list of options appear. These include the Sign and Security option, where the user can change the security steps they want to take to protect the account. Next is the personal information and privacy section where the user can change their basic information like name, birth, profile photo and other details. The last is the account preferences option, which gives options for language settings, deleting Gmail services or the account, etc.

Other updates includes an 'undo' button. Now, if you accidentally archive or delete a message, you can undo the action by tapping on a more prominent undo button at the bottom of the screen.

Recently, Google had rolled out an anti-phishing mechanisms for the Gmail app for iPhone users that would warn them about potential phishing attacks on clicking on an unsecure link. Google said the new feature will take nearly two weeks before it is available everywhere.

Earlier, the US tech giant Google Inc had announced that it would not scan the contents of users' emails to serve up personalised adverts. After receiving criticism over the practise of using email data to tailor advertising, the company is putting an end to the method. Available in 72 languages, Gmail was launched in 2004 as a free, advertising-supported email service and now has over 1 billion users worldwide.

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