Google announced a very useful new feature for the iOS version of Gmail last week. One function was simply to deactivate image tracking. The option is available now.
Not everyone knows this, but it is very easy to tell if someone is opening an email. It suffices to place an external image inside the message and to track its behavior.
By default, when the recipient opens the message to read it, the image will be called up and it will create an easy to follow event.
Gmail allows you to block external images
Google, for its part, has therefore set up on the very last version of Gmail on iOS a function to block the call of images embedded in emails.
To be able to take advantage of this new blocking function, you will first need to download the latest version of Gmail from the AppStore… or update it if you are already using it.
When this is done, then all you have to do is open the application and go to the settings, passing through the accordion menu.
An option present in the latest version of Gmail on iOS
Gmail will then display a new window. You will need to click on your address to see more options. The one that interests us is in the list, and more precisely in the menu entitled “Images”.
It is in this menu that you can tell Gmail that you want to block by default all the images contained in the emails. You will only have to tap on the menu and then select the option “Ask before displaying external images”. to activate this protection.
From this point on, external images contained in received emails will no longer be displayed by default. You will therefore need to press the link in the banner located between the sender's information and the message to see them appear.
Of course, if you want, you can do the same to re-enable the display of external images in emails.