Google adds image blocking setting to Gmail for iOS to prevent email tracking

Google is rolling out a new update for Gmail for iOS. The latest update adds an image blocking option to the Gmail app. The feature will be useful for those who don’t want their emails to be tracked using images.

In case you didn’t know, email users can easily embed a pixel into the email body to get notify when the receiver opens the email. With the new feature, the receiver can select if they want to show or block external images which include trackers as well.

You can now choose to be asked before external images are displayed automatically. To enable this for new incoming messages, go to Settings > specific account > Images and select Ask before displaying external images.

– Google

The Gmail update can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store. There’s no word on when the feature will make its way to Android.

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