Google has added Siri Shortcuts support for the Gmail app on iOS

Siri Shortcuts on iPhone
Siri Shortcuts on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Google has added Siri Shortcuts to the Gmail app for iOS.
  • Users can now use "Hey Siri" to launch the Gmail app and bring up an email to compose.
  • This is currently the only Siri command available for the Gmail app.

Siri Shortcuts has continued to grow and find its way into many more apps since Apple originally launched the feature in iOS 12. It's a great feature that allows you to quickly add a command to Siri for popular things you do in an app, like order your favorite coffee or check the status of your flight.

Today, Google has brought Siri Shortcuts to one of its own apps on iOS. Reported by MacRumors, the Gmail app on iPhone and iPad now supports Siri Shortcuts, but only for one command.

Using Siri Shortcuts, users of the Gmail app on iOS can now create a shortcut that will allow them to use Siri to send an email. Once you've added the shortcut, you can simply say "Hey Siri, send an email" and the Gmail app will launch to the compose view so you can get to writing your email quickly.

Sending an email is currently the only Siri Shortcut available in the Gmail app for iOS. If you'd like to enable it, you can do so through the Settings section of the Gmail app or in the Siri Shortcuts app.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.