Shrink wide Gmail messages to fit your Android screen Gmail for Android tip: Shrink wide messages to fill the screen

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Ever find yourself swiping backward and forward on your Android display just to check out a sentence in a Gmail message? Annoying, right?

That’s due to the fact that Gmail for Android zooms in a bit on some e-mail messages– generally those with large images, banners, or various other graphics– so they are easier to review.

The only trouble with the zoomed messages, though, is that the actual text oftens spill off the side of the screen, meaning you’ll have to swipe to back and forth to complete a sentence.

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You can set Gmail for Android to automatically reduce broad messages to fill the display.

Want to save yourself the trouble? All you’ve to do is tweak a single setup.

  • Open Gmail on your Android phone, tap the three-dot Menu button in the bottom-right corner of the page, tap Setups, then tap General Settings.
  • Near the bottom of the display, tap checkbox alongside the ‘Auto-fit messages’ setup.

Now, go back and open a few Gmail message– and when you do, you’ll see that the width of each message fills the display, no swiping required.

Of course, reducing your Gmail messages to fit the display might lead to teeny, tiny text– but if that happens, you can always ‘squeeze’ the display to focus.

Sure, you are swiping again, but at least you won’t have to swipe unless you really need to.