Google has updated its Gmail app for iPhone and iPad users, bringing with it a stack of new features including multiple account support and a whole new look and feel.

"With version 2.0 of the app, you'll get a totally new look and feel, plus a bunch of improvements like profile pictures in messages, numerous new animations from swivels to transitions and infinite scrolling in the message lists," Google explains on announcing the new app.

According to the iTunes listing, and our own quick play, users now get an infinite scrolling inbox - with more messages appearing as you scroll down your inbox - and you can respond to Google Calendar invites inline. There's also Interactive Google+ posts support.

Another noticeable change from the Apple Mail app is that browser links open within the app rather than opening in Safari or Chrome.

Apple users won't be able to make the Gmail 2.0 app their default app, however, because that feature is still not supported in iOS.

Although it looks like it has been influenced by Sparrow, the mail app recently bought by Google, Google says that team hasn't been working on the new Gmail app.

Overall the app is a lot cleaner than before with more space around your emails to help make them easier to read. Google, as with its other apps, has moved away from a white font on a black background to a "white" colour scheme instead.

The new Gmail 2.0 app is available from the iTunes store now.