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Spark has been updated with support for avatars, account hiding, and more

Spark on iPhone 11 Pro
Spark on iPhone 11 Pro (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Spark for Mac, iPhone, and iPad have all received updates..
  • Avatars are now supported on Mac.
  • A new feature makes it easier to resend emails to new recipients.

Popular email app Spark has received updates to its iPhone, iPad, and Mac versions today. They're all available to download from their respective App Stores now.

Starting with the Mac version of Spark, users can now enable avatars if that's something they're into. This is a feature that was added to iPhone and iPad during the fall, but now it's available to everyone.

All versions of Spark also now have a feature called Send Again. It does exactly what you'd imagine and allows users to send existing emails to new recipients without having to do the old copy and paste dance. It's a feature that not everyone will use, but if you do, you're probably going to enjoy it very much.

Also coming to all versions of Spark is the ability to hide accounts from the unified inbox. Why? This is what the team at Spark has to say.

Let's say you have 3 different accounts: Your work email, your personal one, and a shared account managed by someone from your team. You're actively using the first two accounts while checking the third one only occasionally. Now, you can hide it from the unified inbox while still having access to it from the sidebar. This is a great way to declutter your inbox and make sure you see only the most relevant emails.

Makes sense, right?

You can download Spark for free from the App Store (opens in new tab) and Mac App Store (opens in new tab) now.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.