The new Gmail is the best thing to happen to email since the old Gmail
Everyone hates the new Gmail inbox. Everyone says it’s confusing, that it will make you miss important messages, that it spams you with extra ads and that you should change your settings back to the old ones posthaste.
Everyone is wrong. It isn’t, it won’t, it doesn’t, and you shouldn’t. The new Gmail inbox is fantastic once you get the hang of it – and if you revert to the old one, you’ll be missing out on the best thing to happen to email since the original Gmail.
For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a recap: Gmail is rolling out a new inbox that automatically sorts all of your messages into up to five different categories: primary, social, promotions, updates and forums. (If you don’t have it already, you can activate it by clicking the little gear at the top right of the page and selecting “configure inbox”.) As I explained when Google announced the changes in May, you don’t have to use all five tabs. The main point is that your “primary” tab is back to being what email was in the early days: actual messages from real people whom you actually know. It’s the lean meat of your inbox. The other four tabs are for various flavors of bacn: marketing emails, Facebook friend requests, Amazon purchase confirmations and so on.
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