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Gmail for mobile gets Priority Inbox

February 8, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson


Gmail Priority Inbox

If you’re one of those people who have a really popular inbox, you probably love Gmail’s fairly new Priority Inbox feature. It promotes messages that are more important and relevant, and helps you separate the wheat from the chaff.

Back in September last year, Andrew pointed out that users could use the Gmail Mobile website ( or the Gmail app to check messages with the priority label: “Important”. This allowed us to get Priority Inbox functionality on or phones, without the Android version of Gmail officially supporting it.

Now, Google has announced that the Gmail mobile web app finally supports Priority Inbox. Once you have enabled Priority Inbox in the desktop version of Gmail, there will be Priority Inbox sections when you visit from your Android’s browser and tap on the “Menu” screen. There are importance markers in the inbox as well, so you can tell Gmail which messages to prioritize. The new feature requires HTML5 (devices running Android 1.5+).

Via [Google Mobile blog]