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Gmail gets new features, smarter inbox

Published by on May 30th, 2013, No Comments

We all try to keep up with all the messages that land in our inbox, and even the best filtering tools have a tough time getting rid off mails you do not want to see.

Gmail has always had the labels and folders features, but it is not always the most logical tool to set up for everyone. Now Google is placing these categories of mail upfront and center in the interface of your inbox, in a new tabbed interface:

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The new “Primary” inbox button ought to keep only email from actual people mailing you, while other automatically sent emails will land under the other tab buttons. You can also add your own, and also customize where mails do land. You simply drag the mail to the right tab to set the rule in place.

The new Inbox categories will also be available on Android and iOS apps soon enough, but Google is still rolling these out.

If you want to see the new inbox in action, check out the video below:

In typical Google fashion the new feature is still rolling out slowly. Keep an eye out for the “Configure Inbox” option in the gear button in your inbox…

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