Gmail’s Priority Inbox Now Available On Mobile

If you’re a user of Gmail for computers, by now you’ve doubtless fallen in love with the incredibly useful priority inbox, which learns from your behavior as to what emails are important enough to garner your immediate attention. This has now come to the mobile version of their service, and if you have set it up already on the computer version, you should be able to access it straight away from the Menu screen of mobile Gmail. You need to be running iOS 3 or better, but I think that’s pretty much everyone at this point.

If you’ve ever cursed a phone’s tiny screen as utterly inadequate for sifting through an overflowing inbox you’ll be pleased to hear that the Gmail mobile web app now supports Priority Inbox. Priority Inbox helps combat information overload by automatically identifying your important messages so you can focus on those first. Until today it was only available on the desktop and Android devices.

Now, once you set up Priority Inbox in the desktop version of Gmail, you’ll see Priority Inbox sections when you visit gmail.com from your phone’s browser and click on the ‘Menu’ screen. You’ll also see importance markers in your inbox, so you can quickly identify which messages are important.

This feature is available for most mobile browsers that support HTML5, such as devices running Android 1.5+ and iOS 3+. If you have suggestions or want to learn more, visit our Help Center and forum.