Google has released a new update for Gmail for Android today earlier today.
This update brings the much awaited notification shade shortcuts to the app on Jelly Bean running devices.
So, if you have phone or tablet running on Android 4.1 or above, you can now reply, archive or delete mails directly from notifications, no need to open the Gmail app.
Here is the full change-log:-
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up:
• Reply, archive or delete from notifications – no need to open the app
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up:
• Faster search, even when you’re offline
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Android 2.2 and up:
• New Labels API for 3rd-party app developers
• Performance improvements
Source: Google Play