You’ve probably noticed that when you are logged into Gmail, archiving or deleting messages takes you straight back to your inbox. This must have riled a few people up, because Google has now updated Gmail to take people to the next conversation, rather than to the inbox.
If you’re au fait with a keyboard, chances are you already know all about the “]” and “[“ shortcuts which allow you to archive messages and hit the next conversation. But, if you’re like most other people, you probably don’t use those shortcuts too often. In fact, you probably simply mute or delete conversations rather than archiving them.
Well, now may be the time to change all that. Gmail Labs has just launched a nifty little feature called Auto-Advance. This feature will allow you to automatically open the next conversation once you have archived or deleted the one you just were on. This should make things flow a little easier for you.
For those of you that want to start using Auto-Advance, all you need to do is go to Labs in your Settings area, then just enable Auto-Advance and save your changes. The default setting of this feature will advance to the older conversations in your inbox. This is ideal if you like to read your oldest mail first. You can also easily switch the default to check the newer conversations first as well.
Seems like this is a great way to deal with a crowded inbox. What do you think?
Source – gmailblog.blogspot.com