If there’s one word that I’ve started hating badly during the recent years, then it’s definitely gradually, thanks to Google. Almost every single product that the company releases is rolled out ‘gradually’ to its users worldwide. The new tabbed inbox in Gmail, unveiled about a day and a half ago, is being rolled out in a similar fashion.
However, if anyone remembers reading the official blog post stating the release, the Gmail team had mentioned about a shortcut option that would appear in the settings menu in some time, letting users try the new update before the actual rollout.
… And the new option is already live:
To do so, fire up Gmail in a browser and configure your inbox by going into the settings menu. Next, select the tabs that you’d like to appear in your inbox:
As the final step, click on Save and voilà! The new tabbed interface of Gmail is live for you. This trick has been confirmed working on Google Apps accounts as well.
The new interface is indeed as clutter free as Google claims to be. All the unimportant emails coming from promotions, social sites, discussion boards, etc. no longer clog the primary inbox and it’s a pleasant update to my favorite email service.
Now Google, please give us our new update for Android and iOS ASAP as well.
A Google warrior.