Normally, Gmail always ask its users whether they want to display images embedded in the emails or not, by showing them a “display images” option in the image on desktop, iOS and Android. However, Gmail is improving and introducing new features from sometime, and Google has announced that it’s dropping the display images option in the email. Now, emails will automatically show the embedded images. The images will be displayed directly from Google’s own secure proxy servers.
Have you ever wondered why Gmail asks you before showing images in emails? We did this to protect you from unknown senders who might try to use images to compromise the security of your computer or mobile device.
But thanks to new improvements in how Gmail handles images, you’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers.
So what does this mean for you? Simple: your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky “display images below” link again. With this new change, your email will now be safer, faster and more beautiful than ever.
Once the roll out is complete, iOS, Android and Desktop users will see all the embedded images automatically in their emails. But, the preferences can be changed and you can choose whether you want to see the images in your emails or not. Just click on the Gear icon and go to Settings. Go to images under General settings and select “Ask before showing.”
The new update will roll out for desktops starting today, and will hit Android and iOS devices early next year.