Google just announced on its official Gmail blog that it’s rolling out a brand new inbox for Gmail on both the web and mobile. Users can now easily organize email by grouping messages based categories like promotions, social networks, and updates.
‘Social’ for emails related to social networks,
‘Promotions’ for promotional material,
‘Notifications’ for reservations, bills, etc, and
‘Forums’ for mailing lists and forums.
On the desktop, the new inbox groups your mail into categories which appear as different tabs. You simply choose which categories you want and your inbox is organized in a way that lets you see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when.
You can easily customize the new inbox – select the tabs you want from all five to none, drag-and-drop to move messages between tabs, set certain senders to always appear in a particular tab and star messages so that they also appear in the Primary tab.
Desktop, Android and iOS apps will become available within the next few weeks.
If you’d like to try out the new inbox on Desktop sooner, keep an eye on the gear menu and select Configure inbox when it appears in the Settings options.
If you still prefer your old inbox, you can simply switch off all optional tabs to go back to classic view.