iOS Gmail adds home screen widget, Chrome multiwindow 9to5Google

With the launch of iOS 14 in September, Google’s key apps were updated to support the latest platform features. After adding default email app support, Gmail now has an iOS home screen widget. Google is also highlighting how Chrome on iPad supports opening multiple windows.

Now, you can easily stay on top of your emails by adding the Gmail widget to your home screen.

Rolling out on version 6.0.201101 today, there is a single 4×2 Gmail widget that starts with a “Search in mail” bar that opens the app to the appropriate field when tapped. The new Workspace icon is in the top-left, while the other side has your profile avatar.

Underneath is a “Compose” shortcut that slides up the keyboard for immediate text entry. The last aspect of the Gmail for iOS widget is a rather useful unread count for those that do not like badges on home screen icons.