ProtonMail Mobile v1.5.0 Release Notes

We are happy to announce the release of version 1.5.0 of ProtonMail’s secure email app for iOS and Android! Version 1.5.0, which was previously available only to members of our mobile beta community, is now available in the iOS and Android app stores.

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

Google Play store here

Apple App store here.

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

ProtonMail v1.5.0 contains numerous bug fixes to our secure email app, along with the addition of one important new feature, support for embedded images.

Please consider supporting ProtonMail by upgrading to a Paid Account. Your support allows us to continue to develop ProtonMail encrypted email as free and open source software.

Encrypted Embedded Images

Encrypted Embedded Images


Email has evolved tremendously from the first days of sending simple text messages from one computer to another. Modern day communication is heavily reliant upon the use of images to easily and quickly illustrate ideas, thoughts and scenery. Not to be contained by the attachment, images are included in the very body of our messages surrounded by text providing context to the images.

ProtonMail is excited to bring encryption to this wildly popular feature. Continuing the goal of providing all the modern convenience and joy technology brings with the peace of mind of privacy that ProtonMail delivers.

The full release notes for Android and iOS secure email app v1.5.0 can be found below:


New Features

  • Create Account Plans
  • Ability to upgrade plan and donate from app
  • Embedded Images
  • Permission for “Device and App History” removed
  • Attach multiple files at once (supported mix of Video and Image also)

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

  • Embedded images support

Bug Fixes

  • Landscape search navigation not displaying correctly
  • Changed ”Add Star” to ”Remove star” when star is already applied
  • Fixed duplicate contacts when app uses phone contacts and ProtonMail contacts
  • Fixed crashing app when clicking on a notification
  • Fixed incoming PGP mail that were unable to be decrypted and improperly formatted
  • Fixed broken signup Recaptcha
  • Fixed error handling when app goes into background after sending a message
  • Fixed when user changes the default address, the display name should be updated


  • Updates to OpenPGP library



About the Author

Proton Team

Proton was founded by scientists who met at CERN and had the idea that an internet where privacy is the default is essential to preserving freedom. Our team of developers, engineers, and designers from all over the world is working to provide you with secure ways to be in control of your online data.


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28 comments on “ProtonMail Mobile v1.5.0 Release Notes

    • No, that was not clear. We updated the OpenPGP encryption code utilized to keep it in step with changes done on the front end for OpenPGPjs.

  • The community appreciate it! Now please add a 2-Factor Authentication for the Webmail version, I’m sure people would love it as well!

  • Still seeing v1.4.1 in the Google Play store and on my device. Was the Android update pulled?

    • The update has not yet been released for Android. We are finishing up some fixes and you should see the updated in the next few days.

    • The update has not yet been released for Android. We are finishing up some fixes and you should see the updated in the next few days.

    • The update has not yet been released for Android. We are finishing up some fixes and you should see the updated in the next few days.

    • The update has not yet been released for Android. We are finishing up some fixes and you should see the updated in the next few days.

  • Thanks guys, great work!
    I’m a paid user and am loving it.

    Question.. are there any plans to get rid of the Google Play Services dependency?

    Maybe WebSockets instead of GCM ?
    Also check out how conversations has implemented it.
    They act as a proxy before GCM.

    Instead your server will send the push notification to the Conversations App server (operated by us) which then acts as a proxy and initiates the push message for you. The push message sent from our App server through GCM doesn’t contain any personal information. It is just an empty message which will wake up your device and tell Conversations to reconnect to your server. The information send from your server to our App server depends on the configuration of your server but can be limited to your account name. (In any case the Conversations App server won’t redirect any information through GCM even if your server sends this information.)

    • It’s also possible to pull messages every x minutes instead of using push or push-like notifications, like what Threema does if you’re not willing to use Google Service. Add such a feature, plus removing the ominous message when you open the app without being a Google addicted, and Protonmail for Android would be awesome.

      • This is already possible if you ignore the Google warning. If you drag down on the inbox listing, that will manually query the server for new emails.

        • How about a APK version which can be downloaded from your website in stead of forcing us to use Google Play store….

        • Sorry for bothering you, but do you have any thoughts of adding the app to F-Droid? I remember you considering it a couple of months ago…what happened? I’m afraid I have to agree with the other guys, the Play Services reliance is a problem, as the average user which would use ProtonMail likely avoids using Google’s services. Or… you could generate two builds – one which relies on them (available on the Play Store), and one which doesn’t (on F-Droid, or from your own website, with a built-in update mechanism)?

    • Received the updated version 1.5 Protonmail through Google play store this morning. Great work effort, thank you.

    • The update has not yet been released for Android. We are finishing up some fixes and you should see the updated in the next few days.

  • Has there been any consideration with making the ProtonMail app available in FOSS repositories like F-Droid? Or making the .apk freely available outside of the Google Play store?

  • Please dont use google services. I dont have it and i cant receive emails untill i launch and refresh the app.
    Thank you