Gmail now automatically display images in messages

Gmail now automatically display images in messages

Google has now taken a step ahead and enabled automatic display of all images in Gmail messages. Currently, Gmail asks its users before showing images in emails but the new improvement will allow the email service to show images automatically.

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Gmail now automatically display images in messages

Announcing the new support of display images in messages, John Rae-Grant, Gmail Product Manager, said that instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers. The new process fastens Gmail access and makes it “more safe and secure”. Moreover, Gmail users now no more need to click on pesky “display images below” link again.

Though Gmail will no longer put hold on any image in a message, there is a way to authorise image display on a per message basis. Users will have to choose the option “Ask before displaying external images” under the General tab in settings to block automatic display of images in the messages. The same option will also be the default for users who previously selected “Ask before displaying external content”.

The new improvement can be found on Gmail for desktop, however, the search giant is also working on the same improvement for Gmail mobile apps and releases are expected in early 2014.

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