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Differences at a glance

Now that you've switched from Gmail to Inbox by Gmail, here are some tips to begin using Inbox as your new email service.

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Organize

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Labels and Filters

Apply multiple labels to a message, then later find the message by looking in any of its labels. Create filters to automatically send email to labels.

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Bundles and Filters

Group similar email into a bundle. When you create a bundle, you can set a filter on the bundle. You can also set the bundle to be visible in your inbox only daily or weekly. Otherwise, the bundle appears at the top of your inbox whenever an email comes in, so you know that you have new email in the bundle.

Labels and filters that you created in Gmail are imported into Inbox. Labels that are nested in Gmail appear un-nested in Inbox.

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Mark important email

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Stars and importance markers

  • Star—Click Star next to an email so you can easily find it later. In the left menu, click Starred to list all your starred email.
  • Importance marker—Click Important to mark it as important and train Gmail to prioritize certain types of email.

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Pin and low-priority bundles

With more ways to streamline your inbox, there’s less need to make things stand out. But you can still indicate importance, so it’s clear what needs to get done now, and what can wait until later.

  • Pin—Pin important items to your inbox. Turn on the Pin switch to see only your pinned items.
  • Low Priority bundle—Less important email goes to the Low Priority bundle. Anything you marked as not important in Gmail goes here. Or, you can move less important email to the bundle. Inbox learns your preferences and starts to automatically move email.

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Remove email

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  • Delete email
  • Archive email

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Delete, mark done, sweep, and snooze

Inbox gives you more ways to keep your inbox clutter-free, leaving only what you want to focus on.

  • Delete email (move to Trash)
  • Mark done—If you’re finished with an email, mark it done to move it out of your inbox, similar to archiving in Gmail. You can always find it later in the menu under Done.
  • Sweep—Quickly archive all unpinned email for a certain time period or bundle in one click.
  • Snooze—Snooze an email to get it out of your inbox until you're ready for it later, such as a specific date or when you’ve arrived at a specific location.

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Create tasks or reminders

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Tasks

  • Add independent tasks.
  • Add email messages to your task lists.
  • Tasks with dates also appear in Google Calendar.

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Reminders

Reminders are just like to-dos—jot things down to remember later. The reminder shows up at the top of your inbox, and you can snooze it to appear again later. Or, pin a reminder to an email you need to follow up on.

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Access your email

You can access your email from a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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On the web

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Access Gmail at mail.google.com.

Note: This link goes to Gmail or Inbox depending on how you've set your preferences.

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Access Inbox at inbox.google.com.

On your mobile devices

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Install and open the Gmail app:

inbox In Inbox

Install and open the Inbox app:

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Work with Inbox

See highlights at a glance, organize your inbox, and streamline your tasks.

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Click Create to create email and reminders.

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Click an email to read, print, or reply to it.

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3.3

Work with email.

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Description

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Bundles

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Group similar email together from people or topics that you specify.

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Reminders

Description

Create tasks and to-do lists.

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Snooze

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Set email or reminders to appear in your inbox again at a later time or date.

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Pin

Description

Pin important email to the inbox so you can easily find them.

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Done

Description

Mark email you've finished as Done, and they'll be archived so you can find them later.

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Sweep

Description

Archive all unpinned email from a certain time period or bundle.

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Do more with Inbox

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Instead of typing brief responses, save time by choosing a Smart Reply. Learn more.

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Snooze email or reminders until you need them. Learn more.

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Choose how often you want specific bundles to appear in your inbox. Learn more.

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Snooze email or reminders until you reach a destination. Learn more.

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Group related email into a bundle. Learn more.

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