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Google launches Gmail, Drive and Fit widgets for iOS 14

Gmail widget on iOS 14.
Gmail widget on iOS 14. (Google)

iPhone users can now add widgets for Gmail, Drive and Fit on their home screens. Google is also bringing Chrome and Calendar widgets soon.

Google has been releasing iOS widgets for its apps on iPhones. It recently launched widgets for Google Photos, YouTube Music, and Search. Google has now announced the launch of three new widgets with two more coming soon.

iPhone users on the latest iOS 14 update can now use widgets for Gmail, Google Drive and Google Fit. The new Gmail widget lets you search for mails, start a new message and also go through unread messages. In the Drive widget, Google will display files that you’ll most likely need, and also search for files. The Google Fit widget on iOS 14 will display heart points and steps on the home screen. It will show the progress of heart points and steps in circles, and also a week’s analysis.

Google Drive, Fit widgets on iOS 14.
Google Drive, Fit widgets on iOS 14. (Google)

To add the new widgets on iOS 14 on your iPhone’s home screen, you’ll have to long press anywhere on the home screen to go into jiggle mode. Then tap on the ‘+’ icon on the top left corner which will pull up the widget tab. Here, you can scroll down to find the widget you want or you can also search for it. Tap on the widget and select ‘Add Widget’. Then you can move the widget around and place it wherever you want on your home screen.

Google is bringing widgets for Chrome and Calendar soon. The Calendar widget will show upcoming appointments, and you can tap on it for a quick access to your entire calendar. The Chrome widget will have a search bar and shortcuts to incognito mode, voice search and QR code scanner. This is similar to the Google app widget on iOS 14. Google said the Calendar widget will arrive in the coming weeks, and the Chrome widget will launch with the new year.

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