Google has made Gmail Go available on the Play Store and it can be downloaded right now. Gmail Go, the slimmed-down version of the original Gmail which was launched back in February 2018. Gmail Go is the lighter version of the Gmail app and is ideally meant for smartphones that come with low-end specs and run on Android Go edition of the Android operating system. Google has expanded the range of phones that can download and use the new Gmail Go app now.
Gmail Go is like the Lite version of the original Gmail, similar to the Facebook Lite, Twitter Lite or Google’s own YouTube, Files and Chrome Go. “The Gmail you love, now lighter and just as fast. Enjoy a smart inbox that keeps your messages safe and you organised. Receive notifications when emails arrive, then read and respond to both online & offline. Plus, find messages quickly with powerful search and lots more,” says the Gmail Go’s description on Play Store.
There is also no Google Meet integration as the ‘Meet’ button at the bottom of the screen is missing.
The overall look of the Gmail Go app is also slightly “cleaner” than the heavier Gmail app as it does not use “shadows”.
If you have been using the main Gmail app, you might find the Gmail Go app a little wanting, however, this lighter app is meant to help out with RAM management issues so you have to consider that.
The Gmail Go app comes with a smart inbox that lets you focus on messages from family and friends first and the social and promotional emails are categorised away. Gmail go also blocks spam before it hits your inbox. You also get multiple account support and 15GB of free storage with the Gmail Go app.