Gmail iOS update adds two useful tweaks

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Google on Monday issued a maintenance update to its Gmail client for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, adding two welcomed new features.

Gmail version 2.2.7182 adds support for signing out of a single account in settings. Previously, hitting the Sign Out button signed you out of all accounts at once, which was rather clunky and not very user friendly.

The application also has a new setting which lets you specify that YouTube, Google Maps and Chrome links go directly to these native apps instead of the mobile web – of course, provided you have them installed on your device…

You can grab the free Gmail update from the App Store.

Unfortunately, and this is becoming annoying fast, the software still lacks a unified inbox so if you manage, say, your personal and work email in Gmail for iOS, expect a lot of switching between the two until Google fixes this omission.

Notably, the popular Sparrow email client that Google purchased last July has had this handy feature implemented from the onset.