Google is likely to introduce iOS Focus mode support for Gmail in the coming weeks.
Google will soon offer iOS Focus mode support for Gmail. The new update allows users to specify the type of Google Chat/Gmail notifications they want to receive when their iOS device is in Focus mode. iPhone/iPad users will be able to filter which Google Chats and Gmail contacts they want to receive notifications from when their device is in Focus mode. Sharing the same, Google in one of its blog posts wrote, “You can now specify which Google Chat and Gmail contacts you always want to receive notifications from when your iOS device is in Focus Mode.” He also added, “This is useful in situations where you need to limit screen time, but don’t want to miss an important message when other notifications are muted.”
According to Google, iOS Focus mode support for Gmail users will be available in the coming weeks. From now on, iPhone and iPad users running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 could not customize Gmail notifications in Focus mode. Users do not have the option to select specific notifications they would like to receive, instead of receiving (or not receiving) general notifications from Google services.
The new update will be very helpful for iOS users, especially when they want to reduce screen time but don’t want to miss an important message. Unwanted notifications will be disabled. The new feature will be rolling out to all Google Workspace users, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers, as well as users with personal Google Accounts.
iOS Focus mode was introduced by Apple in the iOS 15 update. Rather, it is an enhanced version of the Do Not Disturb feature that allows users to set notification, call, and message filters. like the Digital Wellbeing tool on Android. This tool also provides the ability to automatically reply to others when users are unavailable. However, not all apps support the feature.