Google adds support for Siri Shortcuts to Gmail for iOS

Google has updated the iOS version of its Gmail app to support Siri Shortcuts.

Siri User Guide
Siri User Guide

Introduced in iOS12, Siri Shortcuts are a simple way to group a set of iOS actions. The actions are then triggered using Siri’s voice commands.

Shortcuts work with the majority of inbuilt iOS apps. Over recent months, an increasing number of third-party developers, such as Spotify and Google again with their Maps app, is introducing Siri integration into their software.

It has taken a while for Google to implement Shortcuts in Gmail. Plus, at this point, it only includes one voice command, the ability to send an email.

You can activate Shortcuts in the settings of the Gmail app or from within Shortcuts itself.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.