Yesterday Google announced a new design for its popular email service Gmail. Announcing this, the company blog stated,” Today, Gmail is getting a brand new inbox on desktop and mobile that puts you back in control using simple, easy organization.”
The new inbox, which will be rolled out to users in the coming weeks, will sort mails under five different tabs by default. For desktop users, the new inbox features the ability to group mail into categories which appear as different tabs. Users can simply choose which categories they want. This structure aims to organize the inbox in a way that lets users see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails they want to read when.
Users can easily customize the new inbox – select the tabs they 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.
In the Gmail for Android 4.0+ and Gmail for iPhone and iPad apps, users will see their Primary mail when they open the app and can easily navigate to the other tabs. Users who aren’t comfortable with the new inbox, have the option to simply switch off all optional tabs to go back to classic view, or switch to any of the other favorite inbox types.
The desktop, Android and iOS versions of the new inbox will become available within the next few weeks.