Priority Inbox can help save you time if youâ€™re overwhelmed with the amount of email you get. It attempts to automatically identify your important incoming messages and separates them out from everything else. Gmail uses a variety of signals to prioritize your incoming messages, including who youâ€™ve emailed and chatted with most and which keywords appear frequently in the messages you opened recently.
When you click theÂ Priority Inbox navigation link on the left-hand side of your mail, youâ€™ll see messages grouped in three sections: Important and unread, Starred, and Everything else.
If Priority Inbox mistakes an email as important or doesnâ€™t flag one thatâ€™s important to you, you can teach it to make better selections. Just select the message in question, and click the â€œmark as importantâ€ or â€œmark as not importantâ€ button; theyâ€™re the buttons with plus and minus icons just to the left of theÂ Move to andÂ Labels drop-down menus.Â
When you mark a message as not important, it will move out of the Important section. Over time Priority Inbox will learn whatâ€™s important to you and incorporate the feedback you give via these buttons.
AdvantagesÂ of Priority Inbox
Gmail uses a variety of signals to identify important email, including which messages you open and which you reply to.
Sections keep you organized
Incoming email gets separated into sections: important and unread, starred, and everything else. Donâ€™t like these? Customize them.
Predictions improve over time
Over time, Priority Inbox gets better at predicting whatâ€™s important to you. You can help train it using theÂ buttons.