Gmail Offers a Picture Show



By the end of the early part of 2014 you will be able to view pictures automatically in Gmail across all platforms. So long, ‘always display images from’ type messages.

Images in Gmail

The Official Gmail blog tells us more

But thanks to new improvements in how Gmail handles images, you’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers.

So what does this mean for you? Simple: your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky “display images below” link again. With this new change, your email will now be safer, faster and more beautiful than ever.

You can opt out if you want as well.

Is this a good thing for you?

  • MalMilligan

    Sounds like an excellent feature but I hope clients don’t embed images they want me to use more often when I ask them to “attach” them. The attachments get to me whole while the embedded images are always compressed.