Gmail update adds vacation auto responder, expands file attachment capabilities
Wireless printing directly from the app available for KitKat users
The latest update to the Gmail app is adding a few often-requested features. First up, just in time for holiday vacations, is a vacation auto responder that can be enabled right from the app — no more going to the web interface to get that set up when you're going to be off the grid for a while.
Next is improvements to file attachments. Previously you were restricted to simply adding pictures or video from the menu of a new Gmail message, and now you can attach just about any kind of file you may have on your device. Attach documents, PDFs, .zip files and more right from the menu button.
Lastly, if you're a KitKat user with the latest app you'll find simple options to print emails directly from Gmail. Hit the overflow menu button and select "print," and you'll be given the new print dialog to send the message to your cloud print-enabled device
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