Google Adds Auto-Categorization to Gmail

By Will Smith

Moving the auto-categorization features from Labs to main Gmail to help you manage spammy legitimate mail, like notifications and advertising mailings.

Today, Google is rolling out new features for Gmail designed to help users manage the flood of legitimate mail that people may not actually want in their inbox. The new update is bringing the functions added in the Smartlabels lab to the masses, giving users automatic categorization of inbound emails into a few categories: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums.

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The update is rolling out to users now and should be available to all Gmail users in the next few weeks. The iOS and Android apps will be updated to use the new feature in the same timeframe.