Google reveals ‘Priority Inbox’ for mobile

8 Feb 2011

Google’s Gmail mobile app has added a new Priority Inbox function that helps users identify important email messages first. The mobile app will match your priority settings on the desktop.

“Once you set up Priority Inbox in the desktop version of Gmail, you’ll see Priority Inbox sections when you visit from your phone’s browser and click on the ‘Menu’ screen,” explained Nathan Bullock, a Gmail software engineer.

“You’ll also see important markers in your inbox so you can quickly identify which messages are important.”

Bullock said the new feature is available for most mobile browsers that support HTML5, such as devices running Android 1.5 and iOS 3 and upwards.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years