Google's Gmail will show images in emails automatically by default while hosting the images at their own proxy server.
Finally the time has come to say final good bye to the irritating ‘Display Images Below’ button in Google’s Gmail service, as the search engine giant officially announced that from now on our favorite email service provider will display all the images in emails automatically as a default option.

The official statement stated that it has taken necessary measures to resolve it and it will help the users in a very nice way. Basically now Google will serve all the images which users receive on their personal emails on its own dedicated proxy servers rather than serving them via external host servers.

As per Google, this new step will drastically improve the overall email experience of each and every user, and it won’t compromise the required security measures that the company always takes in order to protect user’s data against potential threats.

The company has eventually published a full-fledgedpost on the official Gmail blog. In that post it mentioned, "Your messages are more safe and secure, your images are checked for known viruses or malware, and you’ll never have to press that pesky “display images below” link again. With this new change, your email will now be safer, faster and more beautiful than ever."

As you know, earlier we needed to provide authorization by clicking on the ‘Display Images below’ button so that our emails could showcase the images. Though it was important to provide us with optimum level of safety against online spamming/hacking, but it definitely caused a few problems to the users who were in hurry or hoping for a more user-friendly experiences.
Gmail to show images in emails automatically as a default option

With the inclusion of this new attractive feature now we’ll able to experience a better Gmail while accessing our daily emails. It will speed up the work, and emails are now far more safe and secure.

However, if you don’t want this new feature then you can easily opt out from it just by disabling it from the General tab in Settings menu. In that case the images in your emails won’t show up automatically, and you’ll need to authorize it just like the old way.

It’s worth mentioning here that all the users, who have already chosen "Ask before displaying external content" option by default in Settings menu, won’t be able to see images in the email by default. They must change that setting to use the benefits of the newly introduced feature.

Google added that this brand new feature of Gmail will be available on PCs as well as iOS and Android devices. If you access Gmail from your desktop then you might have already seen this, but if you use the mobile app of Gmail then you will have to wait a few months in order to get it. Google said, it’ll start unveiling this feature in the mobile app from early 2014 only.

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  1. Hey Amit,
    Its simply GREAT news man. A couple of days ago I asked my email marketing software team (GetResponse) that why I am seeing almost no open rates for my emails.

    They said that an open rate can only be tracked if the user has enabled the display image option! So now this new feature means that we can get higher accuracy while tracking open rates for email marketing.
    So open rate will be skyrocketing hereafter :)

  2. It is really fun as Gmail has finally automate the display of images. I just saw it on account though.

  3. But that will take a lot of time to load on slow internets