New inbox applies to both desktop and mobile versions of Gmail
Google has revamped its Gmail services introducing a ‘simpler design’ and organisational tools that enable users to improve control over the content within their inboxes.
As part of the revamp, the search firm has introduced new inbox groups for users’ mails as per the categories such as primary, social, promotions and updates, which would also appear as different tabs.
Google product manager Itamar Gilad said that the revamped version facilitates users to customise the new inbox by selecting tabs and moving messages from one tab to another through drag-and-drop.
"On the desktop, the new inbox groups your mail into categories which appear as different tabs," Gilad said.
"You simply choose which categories you want and voilà! Your inbox is organised in a way that lets you see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when."
In addition, the new service also allows users to set certain senders to always appear in a particular tab, and star messages so that they also appear in the Primary tab.
Users can also view primary mail immediately in the Gmail for Android 4.0+ and Gmail for iPhone and iPad apps, while users preferring classic view can switch off all optional tabs.
Google would launch the desktop, Android and iOS versions within the next few weeks.