Gmail users are getting a new inbox soon, and whether you’re going to like the update depends a lot on your habits. If you own a label maker or ogle closet organizer catalogs, you’re going to love the new layout. The new Gmail can automatically sort your emails by “tabs,” like Promotions, Social, Updates, and Primary.
The new Gmail Inbox, with Tabs. Image credit: Google
Google isn’t doing away with the main Gmail inbox – that’s still there, in the form of the Primary tab. You can direct any mail you want here, but unless you choose otherwise, social network-related updates will drop into the Social tab, while the endless deluge of grey mail (offers from companies that you OK’d for email at one point or another and from which you keep meaning to unsubscribe) goes straight to the Promotions tab. Helpfully, all receipts and such go in your Updates tab. As always, Google is promising plenty of customization options.
Google knows better than to ignore mobile: the desktop version, which is rolling out over the next couple weeks, is being joined at the same time by Android and iOS apps.