Google aims to fight inbox clutter with tabbed categories

Jos

TS Evangelist
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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asdf

TS Rookie
Haaa, funny Google is going to copy Outlook.com for Gmail. I have been using categories for while now.
 

bugejakurt

TS Booster
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.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
Nice!
Instead of a single box of clutter because people don't manually manage their Inbox, there will be 5 independent categories of clutter.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
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.
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.
 

bugejakurt

TS Booster
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.
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
 

HyperPete

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

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
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.
Thanks. It wasnt available yesterday for me.