Gmail’s New “Gmail Priority Inbox” Feature
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Some Gmail users are finding a new link in their Gmail interface, for a new beta Gmail service, in which Gmail sorts your email for you, prioritizing it based on which email it thinks you will consider important and “everything else”. The service, called Gmail Priority Inbox, determines which email messages you are likely to find most important, as determined by your previous handling of such messages (based on things like who the email is from, whether you usually open email that’s from them, and if you typically reply to it after opening it), and puts them into an “Important inbox”. Here is more information, as well as the information to undo Priority Inbox (i.e. remove Priority Inbox or deactivate Priority Inbox) if you decide that you don’t like it.

This is the link you will see, in the upper right-hand corner of your Gmail screen, when Gmail priority inbox has been opened to you:


 

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If you click on this link, you get a cute little popup that tells you a little bit more about the service, and gives you a link to Priority Inbox: the Video (we also include it below at the bottom of this article):

 

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Clicking on the button to activate Gmail Priority Inbox causes Gmail to display a sample priority inbox, with samples of your email that it would mark as “important”, and samples that it would include in “everything else”. You are given the opportunity to correct Gmail’s prioritization, and then you can finalize activating Priority Inbox:

 

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Click here to finalize activating Priority Inbox:

 

 

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Once you activates Gmail’s Priority Inbox, this is how your Gmail screen will look – with an “Important and Unread” section, and an “Everything Else” section:

 

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You have a few new buttons now on this page. They include the “Mark as Important” button:

 

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…and the “Mark as Not Important” button:

 

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You also have a new notification icon in your “Important and Unread” section – it’s a little yellow flag-shaped box which means “there is a new unread message in this Important thread”:

 

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You can change your settings through the dropdown menus next to “Important and Unread” and “Everything Else”:

 

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As you can see, “Important and Unread” is just one of the configurations you can use for the priority inbox, so you can customize what is considered “important” and what is displayed in the priority inbox to your heart’s content. “Important and Unread”, “Important”, “Unread” and “Starred” are just some of the options for what to display. You can also customize how many messages are displayed there at a time.

 

Now, what if you enable Priority Inbox, and then decide that you prefer the plain old Gmail interface?

Not a problem – just go into your Priority Inbox settings, and click “Do not show Priority Inbox” way down at the bottom:

 

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Go ahead and play with it!

If you want more information before playing with it, here’s the video:

 

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4 thoughts on “Gmail’s New “Gmail Priority Inbox” Feature
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  1. Can you remove “new priority inbox” I didn’t ask for this I did not want new gmail, I am happy the way things were, please can you help, I find the red letters extremely annoying,Brian Fraser.

  2. I added Gmail priority box and it looks good.. Though I disabled this feature as I was using Gmail multiple Inbox feature and label to have my Email sturctured and not to miss any Email…

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