Tips for Tablets

Show Pictures in Images in Gmail Inbox of Honeycomb Tablets

By now, most of your would be aware that you can add images in your mail which works differently than sending them as attachment. The good part of Add images option is Gmail is that you can add picture or image in any part of the message that you are composing and it would appear exactly in the same way when you have composed.

Coming on how those email looks onto your Android based tablets, I just gone through an email and all the images were hidden.Hidden Pictures in Gmail

Just like we see on Gmail in our PC or laptop, in an email if you have picture then it will be closed until you select ‘show picture‘. Since it’s basically a Gmail server that you are accessing on your tablet, you need to select the option to show picture. This is not the attachment that we are referring to but these are the images which are embedded in the mail when it was composed. Now until you select the option of show picture you wouldn’t be able to see those pictures and without those pictures, you wouldn’t even like to read the message.

Follow the simple two-step procedure to show picture in your Gmail –
For example if I have received a newsletter from then the image from Gizmodo in the email would be blocked as shown in the picture above.

email with Pictures

You need to click on ‘Show picture‘ in the email and then it would show you the picture.



  1. TDX

    March 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

    If someone could help me with this… So I have no problem with opening attached pictures on my gmail account (i’m using galaxy player 5.0), but my problem is once you prewiev picture it stays prewiev. So anytime you go back to that message with that picture it will be already displayed under the message. How to hide it back to a ‘attachement’ so no one could open my email and already see what’s in it?

  2. Sully

    October 8, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Galaxy tab 10.1 running android 3.1

    • Yogesh Patel

      October 13, 2011 at 10:07 am

      Yes, why?

  3. Sully

    October 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I set my hotmail on my galaxy tab 3.1, but picture attachment will not open below the message like it does on PC and I have to click on each one separately !.
    Any help how to make it open automatically when I open the message??
    Many thanks

  4. Regis

    September 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Agree with SuperCo !

  5. SuperCo

    September 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I think the problem for users is not how to display pictures but how to let this function ON. Everytime I have to read my emails I have to click on Show picture. If you have any solution, thanks!

    • Yogesh Patel

      September 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      That is how it goes with Gmail everywhere. Nothing can be done, you have click everytime when you open a mail.

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