The updated Gmail service will have five tabs for categorizing emails: Main, Social, Offers, Notifications, and Forums, listed on the main page.

Gmail might once again get a new and improved design very soon. There have been reports which suggest that screenshots of this update were leaked during the Google I/O event that took place a few days ago. These images show us the new design and layout of Gmail that will soon be available on the web as well on mobile platforms including iOS and Android.

The report says that the leaked images indicate that the updated Gmail service will have five tabs for categorizing emails. These main categories are Main, Social, Offers, Notifications, and Forums and they will be listed on the main page. So these few default tabs will be a part of the new theme.

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These new categories are not just new tabs where you can store your mails, rather these five are the categories where you will find the respective mails. So according to the information provide by the report, the mails that you get in your inbox will be divided and split into these categories. And this is how the sorting will be done:

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nexus gmail

nexus Gmail

nexus Gmail

  • Emails from friends and family will be included under Main.
  • Emails and messages from social sites like Facebook and Twitter will be included under Social.
  • Emails from retailers and online shopping sites will be included under Offers.
  • Important Emails like bills to be paid, dining reservations, and flight alerts will be included under Notifications.
  • Emails from mailing lists and forums will be included under Forums.
  • And lastly, Emails that cannot be sorted into Social, Offers, Notifications, or Forums will also be included under Main.

These new tabs will contain emails specific to that category, hence you do not have to worry about sorting your mails or trying to find an important mail because soon you will know which category you have to look into.

If Google has been working on this new version Gmail, then we expect it to be released soon. The new version will be available on the web as well as on mobile platforms including iOS and Android. As like always, for users who are not comfortable with this new design and approach, you will have the option to revert back to the previous version.

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