Gmail for iPad Updated: Now Lets You Open Links in Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube

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The Gmail app for iPad and iPhone has been updated today, and added the ability to open links directly in 3 leading Google apps: Google Maps, Chrome, and YouTube.

Today’s update is Version 2.2.7182 of the Gmail iPad app. Here’s the short but very sweet change list for it:

- YouTube, Google Maps and Chrome links go directly to the app instead of the mobile web, if installed. You can turn this off using the in-app settings.
- Added support for signing out of a single account instead of having to sign out of all accounts at once.

You can turn on or off the option to use each of the 3 Google apps in the app’s settings with just a quick tap. The default has them all on.

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This is great news for users of iOS and GMail – since Apple still does not allow us to choose our default web browser or Maps app.

The new version is available now – here’s the App Store link for GMail. It’s a free app and a universal app designed to run on both iPad and iPhone.

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Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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