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Whether the device you’re using is running on iOS and Android, you can’t deny the power of having the Gmail app. Not only is it fast, it’s got a great design and is packed with so many great features. It only makes sense that a lot of users prefer it as their primary mail source.

However, apps like Gmail also need to be updated. Here’s some reasonable arguments for you to do so right this moment:

  1. Updating Gmail improves the security of your app

Security issues that have been reported by users or discovered by the app team themselves need to be patched. And when a new version of Gmail is available on the App Store or Play Store, you should get them as soon as possible.

  1. Updating Gmail enhances the user experience

Recently, Gmail introduced responsive design to mobile devices. An app that that immediately fits itself to whatever screen you’re using is a blessing. This way, you don’t have to always squint and zoom in on text.

  1. Updating Gmail protects your device

This is closely tied with the first argument. Your smartphone or tablet has become your constant companion wherever you go. You use it for many things, even for tasks that require you to divulge private information such as credit card data and passwords.

While the app was made by Google, one of the best at offering products with top-notch security features, this doesn’t mean it is completely safe. People will try long and hard to find vulnerabilities in order to exploit them. While you can always create strong passwords and enable two-step verification, making sure your app is always updated is another weapon in keeping your device – and your information – safe.

Gmail is great and it’s made available to you free of charge. And it’s made by one of the greatest companies to ever exist. However, that doesn’t make it error-free. This is why you should always make sure your Gmail is secure, and updating it is one of the easiest.