Google Debuts Inbox Priority Feature
Google is in the process of rolling out a new feature that allows Gmail users to prioritize their inbox.
The feature, called Priority Inbox, allows Gmail to automatically split an inbox into three sections: "Important and unread," "Starred" and "Everything else."
As messages come in, Gmail flags some of them as a priority by using a variety of signals to predict which messages are most important. This includes keeping track of people you email most and which messages are more frequently opened. Google then determines that these are more likely to be important messages than the ones skipped over.
The company said that the system will get better at categorizing messages based on how often a person uses Gmail.
The new feature is currently being tested in beta and can be enabled in the "Labs" section of Gmail when it becomes available in the next few days.