If you use Gmail, you probably noticed that your Inbox looks a little different lately. Google recently rolled out a new interface that sorts your inbox’s messages into different tabs. You can still keep all of your important e-mail in your main inbox, but relegate newsletters and sales promotions to their own place, and e-mails from sites like Twitter and Facebook into another tab altogether. Gmail’s new look is a way to highlight your most important messages and, hopefully, keep your inbox a little less cluttered. If you hate change and would rather have all of your e-mails make their way to one place, it’s a quick fix. Go into your settings by clicking the gear icon on the top right of your inbox. Click “Configure Inbox,” then uncheck every box that you can. Then you’re done! All messages will be sent straight to one tab, and you won’t worry about missing an important message… or feeling a deep sense of loneliness when looking at an inbox with only three e-mails.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.