Google aims to fight inbox clutter with tabbed categories

By Jos
May 29, 2013
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  1. Google is rolling out a major update for Gmail designed to automatically organize your inbox through smart categories for things such as social updates and promotions. These categories appear as large tabs atop your inbox on desktops or a sliding...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I dont have this on either my desktop gmail or my iOS one. There is no iOS update yet.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +106

    Yeah I have this running.. Time will tell though how it goes well or not so well?
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    How did you get it running?
  5. asdf

    asdf TS Rookie

    Haaa, funny Google is going to copy for Gmail. I have been using categories for while now.
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    Is this like a Folders concept only we're not allowed to make our own we have to use the ones they give us?
  7. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 157   +15

    To enable the new feature if it has not been enabled automatically in your GMail inbox, go to the wrench icon at the top right of your page, underneath your Google avatar, and click on "Configure Inbox". Then press OK and this feature will be available for you.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

    Instead of a single box of clutter because people don't manually manage their Inbox, there will be 5 independent categories of clutter.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I don't see any wrench icon, just a gear or sprocket and there's nothing about "configure inbox" in the drop down menu. Maybe Google forgot all about me.
  10. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 157   +15

    Sorry not wrench but the gear icon. Within it I have a menu item "configure inbox". It seems that it has not been released for all users. Just wait and you'll see
  11. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    In the video you can see they also updated the Android version.
  12. HyperPete

    HyperPete TS Rookie

    That worked for me. Somehow, I don't like it, though. I have already created folders for my mail, this seems unecessary.
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Thanks. It wasnt available yesterday for me.

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