Google has done it again! While web-surfers were stressing about the recently launched Penguin updates, the great Google leaked a preview of the sleek new feature for Gmail accounts: an automatic organizer for inboxes. The enhanced Gmail sorter will categorize every bit of email for users into ‘Primary’, ‘Social’, ‘Promotions’, and ‘Updates’ folders.
Hoarders: Gmail Edition
Logging into your email shouldn’t feel like entering into a war zone. However, when you open your inbox only to be bombarded with a mess of emails, things can get pretty chaotic. Google has cleaned up its act to guarantee a more hassle-free emailing experience.
“Sometimes it feels like our inboxes are controlling us, rather than the other way around.” Itamar Gilad, Google Product Manager”
The latest version of Gmail takes into consideration several aspects of our lives through arranging emails into the following categories:
- Primary: friends, family, or other important groups of your choosing
- Social: Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites
- Promotions: deals and offers
- Updates: bills, receipts, and notifications
Whether on a desktop or your mobile device, this savvy email update will configure Gmail inboxes for your convenience. Google has set this feature to be applied to all desktop, Android, and iOS accounts. The feature will allow users to tailor their folders for an email interface that’s custom-fit to their lifestyle. And, for those email hoarders who don’t care for the change, the tabs can be removed or changed with the click of a button.
The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
It’s safe to say we’re all relieved to find that the infinite amounts of social media notifications and local business deals cluttering our inboxes will be organized in their own special area automatically. The production team at Google informs Gmail users that the face-lift will take place within the next few weeks. But if you just can’t stand the wait, check your settings and choose “Configure Inbox” (when it appears) to be the first to have the fancy email hub as previewed in Google’s clever commercial below.
It’s the simple things in life that mean the most. Thanks Google!