Few weeks ago, GMail quietly rolled out some massive changes to their email inbox. If you are like me who receives hundreds of newsletters, you might want to like the new feature. I can say I love the new feature because my important messages are not mixed to those newsletters.
If you are following a certain experts and you don’t want to miss email their updates, there is a way you can set it up.
GMail Category Tabs
By default, you’ll see three category tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions.
If you’re receiving content you’ve opted in, those will go directly to Promotions category.
This change can bring negative effect to brands and marketers. It’s like a barrier between companies and users.
Here’s what you can do to not miss out on emails you received from companies or brands:
If you want to revert to the old Gmail inbox and remove those tabs, click the Promotions tab. Click the “+” next to the Promotions tab. See below screenshot.
When the pop-up comes out, uncheck the Social and Promotions” box, and click save. Then you’re done. You now have your single inbox back.
If you want to keep these tabs and just choose valuable emails you don’t want to miss out, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Promotions Tab
Step 2: I am an avid follower of “Marie Forleo” and I want to dive in to her videos once she sent it (every Tuesday). Find the email in your inbox.
Step 3: Drag the email you find into your “Primary” inbox. You’ll get an alert saying “This conversation has been moved to “Primary”. Do this for future from firstname.lastname@example.org” and then click “Yes”
Voila, you are all set.
Now, you can start filtering out the emails you want to receive in your Primary inbox or just simply remove those tabs.