How to Get New Gmail Tabs Inbox

Gmail has released the new Gmail tabs inbox which lets you sort your emails better, separating your primary inbox from emails from social media updates, email promotions, subscription alerts, and forum subscriptions. Basically it puts you in control of your Gmail inbox in a much better way than before.

Gmail has been trying to help heavy email users sort their inboxes by labels, archives, stars, and of course the Gmail priority inbox. Though all these were good attempts, this new tabbed inbox seems much better and highlights better Google’s understanding of email types, possibly based on learning from the Gmail priority inbox.

Get Gmail Tabs Now

Well, it seems that the new Gmail tabs are not enabled by default in all Gmail accounts. Interested users need to configure Gmail inbox to activate the Gmail tabs. So here is how you can get started with the new Gmail tabs.

Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner of your Gmail dashboard. Click on ‘Configure inbox’

configure gmail inbox

Once you choose to configure inbox, a pop-up alert will ask you which tabs you want to enable and displays the possible e-mail senders whose e-mails will be sorted under the corresponding Gmail tab.

gmail inbox tabs

Once you choose the Gmail tabs which you wish to enable, you can save your choice and the next screen will reload Gmail with all the new Gmail tabs you selected. Wow, the tabs also have alerts to new incoming emails.

Gmail Tabs

Enjoy your new Gmail experience with Gmail tabs and let Gmail intelligence sort your e-mails and save time for you.

See this video now to preview the amazing new Gmail features


  1. fbennetsen says:

    Many thanks for your guide
    I have now adjusted my Gmail

  2. Eyram says:

    Gmail has really increased the end users options. One can now control their inbox.

    Do you know if yahoo is coming up with anything similar?

  3. Eyram says:

    Gmail has really increased the end users options. One can now control their inbox.

    Do you know if yahoo is coming up with anything similar?

  4. urstrinath says:

    Wow Gmail was upgraded and its a nice idea & thanks for sharing the information…

  5. Badootech says:

    Wow! Nice info…thanks for sharing

  6. Ryan L. says:

    Thank you very much. I have been looking to figure out this problem for a week now. Very helpful.

  7. Raihan says:

    good post . from this post i learn many things.thanks

  8. Karnal Singh says:

    Managing Mail box these days is definitely a bid task in iteself.This new way of dealing with the mails is really very helpful.You have written a very nice easy to understand article

  9. Syed Qasim says:

    Little but good tip. Now we can use more features in Gmail. Thanks

  10. Jewel says:

    i don’t know about this.thank you for inform us details with screen-shoot.

  11. Ivan says:

    Thank you for the tip. Gmail has lots of features people don’t know about

  12. Dan M. Washington says:

    You can drag and drop messages between tabs, sure, and you can decide which ones you want to use. But by and large, the tabs are an automated, fixed affair. You can’t customize them with your own parameters, as you would with a label. Nor do they just serve as shortcuts to subsets of messages, like labels do. The tabs are wholly separate from your inbox–they’re specialized repositories that exist independent from the standard list of emails you revisit throughout the day.

  13. Venkat says:

    earlier all my unread mails showing on top but after enabling this, mails are displaying by date :-(

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