Proton Mail Mobile v1.6.0 release notes

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Version 1.6.0, which was previously available only to members of our secure email mobile app(new window) beta program, is now available in the iOS and Android app stores.

You can get the non-beta version of the apps from the following links:

Get the Proton Mail Android App.(new window)

Get the Proton Mail Apple App(new window)

Note: If Proton Mail Mobile version 1.6 causes your iOS or Android app to show all messages as encrypted text, logging out and logging back into the mobile app will fix the problem.

It is still possible to register for the Proton Mail Mobile Beta Program. Not only is this a great way to support Proton Mail, you will be able to get early access to the newest mobile features before they are publicly available.

Proton Mail v1.6.0 contains numerous bug fixes and improvements to Proton Mail mobile to improve your email privacy and user experience. The biggest change is the addition of custom folders support!

Please consider supporting Proton Mail by upgrading to a paid plan(new window). Your support allows us to continue to develop Proton Mail encrypted email as free and open source software(new window).

Custom Folders

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Folders provide the ability to store messages in different locations within your account. In the past, Proton Mail has had 5 fixed folders: Inbox, Sent, Archive, Trash, and Spam. All the messages within your inbox was saved in one of these 5 folders. In addition to these 5 folders, we provided labels to organize the mail within the folder the message was stored in. With the introduction of custom folders, you can now create as many folders as you need and store messages within those custom folders. Learn how to create and use folders.

The full release notes for Android and iOS secure email app v1.6.0 can be found below:


New Features

  • Custom Folders
  • plainText message support

Bug Fixed

  • Sometimes recipients in To not shown while To is collapsed (shown only when expanded)
  • Sometimes double Sent message is shown
  • Labels sometimes not correctly loaded
  • Fix missing Attachment icon after Search and Mark Unread
  • Search improved (Search is done first locally and expanded with API results if there is network connection)


New Features

  • Custom Folders
  • plainText message support


  • Fix app crashing when attaching an image from Photos library
  • Fix the hyperlinks within the body of messages not opening
  • Fix the time display issue with 12/24 HR
  • Fix deleting messages with the Trash icon
  • Fix address not displaying when replying or forwarding a message
  • Fix attachment size not displayed


  • Allow inputting 2FA recovery code with different keyboards
  • Autofocus cursor when composing a message
  • Change the error message when your Inbox is empty
  • Improved local cache stability
  • Improved message list timeout error
  • Message listing performance improved
  • PGP library bug fixes
  • Upgrade App icons
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