As you probably know, Gmail has introduced a new way of organising your inbox by  separating your emails out by category and putting them into separate tabs, eg Primary, Social and Promotions.

Now this can be useful in helping you to see the most important emails first but you could also miss out on other emails that come in.`

So watch the video below to find out how to use the new Gmail tabs to ensure that you see the emails that are important to you. Alternatively keep reading for a step by step guide.

Go to your Gmail inbox and click on the Promotions tab and check for new emails. If there’s a message in there that you don’t want to miss then select it and drag it to the Primary tab. From now on, any messages from that sender will arrive into the Primary inbox.

You can do the same for any messages that arrive into your other tabs such as Social.

All starred messages will automatically appear in the Primary tab.

If you want to revert back to the old inbox just click on the Settings icon and then Configure inbox.  Now deselect all the tabs and you will now see the old inbox view.

So that’s how to you set up and manage the new Gmail tab system.

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About Valerie Eaton

Valerie is the founder and owner of Smart VA who provides virtual PA services to self-employed professionals who are feeling overwhelmed by their workload and want more time to focus on growing their business.

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