Google Inbox AMA: When will we get Responsive Design & Media Query support in Gmail?

Here’s a brief look at the email design related discussion from yesterday’s Reddit AMA with the Google Inbox team. It’s a fairly interesting thread, as aside from some discussion about CSS and HTML support, there’s some wider insights in what users of an email client are interested in.

Will Inbox replace Gmail?
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Will Inbox support other mail platforms (eg. Hotmail & Yahoo)?

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What’s coming in the future?

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and the big one for email designers, can we have improved HTML/CSS/Media Query support?

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So TL:DR – media queries/better CSS may be on the way, but there’s lots to do before that.

  • Manos

    Thanks for this.

  • Dennis, ListsUK

    Thanks for posting, handy.

  • Roy Reveltas

    I hope responsiveness is coming soon to Gmail apps. Thanks for posting!

  • Danimal Holland

    This is SO frustrating! They’re developing an app for mobile, surely enabling media query support (you know, the thing that makes emails look nice on MOBILE), would be the biggest priority?