Gmail iOS app gains revamped inbox amongst other updates

Around a week after Google rolled out a new inbox for Gmail, which adds tabs at the top to help you prioritise and filter your messages, the changes have made their way to iOS users.

Google has rolled out an update for its Gmail for iOS app, bringing the new inbox and notification options. The new inbox, which you must enable from Gmail on the Internet, groups mail into categories that you can specify, like Social, Promotions, and Updates alongside Primary, which is reserved for your most important messages.

On the newly updated iOS app, Primary mail is displayed first, and you can access messages in other categories from the account sidebar. To enable, click the gears icon from Gmail on the desktop and select "Configure inbox," which will provide the option to set up inbox tabs.

The iOS update also brings new notification options, letting you specify whether you want to be notified for all messages, only important messages, or none at all. You can customise these settings from the app's settings page.

Google also this week rolled out the tabbed inbox feature to its Gmail for Android app.

The mobile updates come after Google unveiled its new Gmail features last week. "Your inbox is organized in a way that lets you see what's new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when," Google said at the time.

The iOS update is available for download in the App Store now.