Google confirmed earlier this year that it’s going to launch add-ons for Gmail. The add-ons will enable third-party developers to integrate their services with Google’s email service. The add-ons will work directly in Gmail instead of through a Chrome extension so the user experience will be much better. This also means that they will work across the web, Android, and iOS. Gmail add-ons are now live.

Developers can now easily create add-ons for their apps and organizations. They just have to write their add-on code once and it will run natively in Gmail on the web and Android immediately.

The add-ons that are available now are business-focused. The first partners for Gmail add-ons include DialPad, Intuit QuickBooks, Asana, Wrike, ProsperWorks, Smartsheet, Trello, Streak, and RingCentral. Add-ons can be installed by clicking on the settings wheel at the top right of the inbox and clicking on “Get add-ons.”

Add-ons enable users to complete actions right from Gmail. The inbox can contextually surface the go-to app based on messages the users receive to help them get things done faster. They work the same across multiple platforms so users only need to install them once to access them on all of their devices.

The add-ons are live on the web and Android right now. Google is yet to confirm when they will go live on iOS.

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