If you are Gmail user then you know that Gmail won’t automatically display images contained in the mail unless you whitelist that sender. Now Gmail will soon automatically display all the images on your Gmail account without whitelisting that mail or domain.

Gmail today announced in it’s official blog regarding this new features. Now user don’t need to click “Display images below” or “Always display images from sender@domain.com” link at the beginning of the mail to start displaying images. All or at least most of the mails containing  images soon start displaying automatically without asking any message.

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Gmail all Images Showing

Gmail used to ask permission to display images because to protect the users from malicious senders who may try to use images to compromise the security of your computer or mobile device. But from now onwards Gmail uses new technology to server all the images in Gmail.

So with this new feature your messages are even more safer, secure and faster. Now all your images are checked for viruses or malware and you don’t need to click “Display images below” again.

Sometimes Gmail can ask your permission for displaying images, if Gmail considers sender or message is potentially suspicious.

Gmail serves all images through Google’s image proxy servers and transcodes them before delivery to protect you in the following ways:

  • Senders can’t use image loading to get information like your IP address or location.
  • Senders can’t set or read cookies in your browser.
  • Gmail checks your images for known viruses or malware.

Please note, even thought Gmail handle all images, still they are allowing sender to know opened mails using image tracking method. That’s means, sender still can track whether the mail sent by them are opened or not by loading images in Gmail message.

Currently desktop, iOS and android users can directly view the images without giving any permission.

Disable Automatically Displaying Images in Gmail:

If users for any reason like, slow internet connection or low battery problem or for any other reason if they don’t wish to display images automatically on Gmail, then those user can disable this feature. To disable this feature follow below method.

1. Open Gmail and click on the Gear icon at top right side and choose Settings

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2. In General tab look for “External content” option. In that you see

  • Always display external content (such as images) sent by trusted senders
  • Ask before displaying external content

Select second one to stop displaying images automatically in Gmail and click “Save Changes” button at the end of the page.

disable gmail automatically displaying images

Disable only for Particular user:

If you don’t want to display images for particular sender, then click on the show detail icon below the sender’s name, and click Don’t display from now on.

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Totally, Gmail reduced our work by introducing this new feature.