Gmail app now optimized for Surface Duo & supports spanning

Arif Bacchus

The Gmail app on Android has been optimized for the Surface Duo. The app now supports the Surface Duo’s spanning feature, as spotted by a Redditor.

With the new support for spanning, you can enjoy a better view of your emails. You’ll be able to see a list of your emails on the left screen on the Surface Duo, and then view an email on the right screen. This is exactly how Microsoft’s Outlook app works on the Surface Duo, and Google has finally caught up. Do note, though that the Meet function of the Gmail app isn’t optimized just yet. It’s just the email function for now.

We’re seeing the changes in version 2022.07.24.464902190. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, though. With the release of phones like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Google is optimizing more of its Workspace apps for foldable and dual-screen devices.  So, if you own a Surface Duo, head to the Google Play Store and check for updates for Gmail now, you might be in for a treat. Just be aware, though that these updates usually roll out in stages so not everyone will have it right away.

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free