A couple of months ago the guys over at Google introduced the Priority Inbox in Gmail and it’s become quite popular ever since. The basic idea behind the launch of the Priority Inbox was to help you avoid information overload and stay a little more organized than before. So far, it has been working pretty effectively.
In fact, Google has reported that Priority Inbox users actually spend a little more than 40% more time reading important mail than unimportant messages. Overall, people are spending about 15% less time reading emails than those that don’t use Gmail’s Priority Inbox. That’s pretty impressive, if you ask us.
In light of just how important Priority Inbox has become, Google has just made a couple of changes all based on user feedback. Some of the changes are pretty nifty.
One of the changes that they’ve made is based on everyone asking why Gmail classifies some messages as important while it doesn’t for others. So now, when you hover over an important marker in Gmail it will show you a short explanation of why this message is considered important. Most of the time, messages are marked as important by the user directly, though Gmail will also infer as much based on the people within the conversation.
They’ve also made the Priority Inbox a lot more intuitive.
Of course, Google is always open to suggestion, so let’s see what they can come up with next.
Source – gmailblog.blogspot.com