Gmail Android app got updated to version 4.7.2 on January 10th. Google enabled images to load automatically in this update. This is a really nice feature from this update along with some enhanced performance for low memory devices.
Users don’t need to tap “Show pictures” any more, until you change the settings. This new feature of Gmail app for Android can use some extra data on your phone or tablet. If you don’t want this feature and want to disable it, follow the following easy instructions.
Step 1: Go Gmail Settings from Options (three dots)from the top right corner
Step 2: Choose the account (email address) which you would like to change settings for
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of your email account settings page
Step 4: Touch Images and select “Ask before showing”
The procedure is done. Gmail will not load images and pictures automatically now. Instead, it will go back to previous version’s option. Now, if you want to revert it back, you just need to go back and select “Always show“.
From now on, the Gmail app for Android will show “Show pictures” in the messages if there is any picture. Also, you can select to images to load automatically from specific senders or email addresses by selecting “Always show pictures from this sender”.
If you do not have the latest Gmail app yet, you can download Gmail 4.7.2 for Android and use the new features.