Feb 6, 2009 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

If you are a Gmail user, then you must have faced a lot of problems in viewing multiple panes in different browser windows to read your messages. Not any more, as Gmail Labs has just launched this new feature called “Multiple Inboxes” that allows all the Gmail users label their messages and have saved searches at the same time.

Google software engineer Octavian "Vivi" Costache explained as to why he used his "20 percent time" for the development of this tool:

“I'm seriously into filters and labels. All the email I get related to Flash goes under my "flash" label, everything about paragliding goes under "flying," and they all skip my inbox because that's how I like to stay organized. But when new email arrives I have to switch to the "flash" label first, then click on "paragliding," etc. I wanted a way to see it all at once.”

Multiple Inboxes In Gmail

How to enable this feature:

  • Activate Gmail Labs for your account.
  • Enable “Multiple Inboxes” from the list of Labs options.
  • To set the panes, go to the Gmail Settings menu and select “Multiple Inboxes”.
  • Now you can create up to five different panes.
  • It is a somewhat a tedious process as you will have to manually enter the Gmail ‘code’ of each label.

Nice feature!

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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