Google Updates Gmail for iOS to Open Links in Chrome

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 07/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


As noted by TheNextWeb, Google released a new update for Gmail for iOS today, adding the ability to open links from the app in Chrome for iOS (as Google has been doing with all of their apps lately).

Photo Sep 06 1 51 55 PM 520x780 Gmail for iOS updated, can now open links in Chrome just like Google+ and Sparrow

While users can’t officially set Google Chrome as their default browser in iOS (or any other 3rd-party browser), those who heavily use Google’s apps can achieve a similar effect now that Google has altered their apps with the feature.

The update doesn’t appear to have made any significant changes other than the ability to open links in Chrome for iOS. Both apps are available for free through the App Store.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.