Google Adds Priority Inbox To Gmail For Mobiles

Search giant Google has updated its Gmail web app to add the Priority Inbox feature, previously available in the desktop and Android versions of the popular e-mail service.

Priority Inbox allows Gmail users to view their most important and unread messages at the top of their inbox, followed next by starred e-mails and then by every other e-mail they have received. Users are also allowed to customise the Priority Inbox to display e-mail categories of their own choosing.

In a blog post, Google software engineer Nathan Bullock explained: “Now, once you set up Priority Inbox in the desktop version of Gmail, you’ll see Priority Inbox sections when you visit 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," he added.

Priority Inbox, Bullock said, will be available for most mobile browsers that support HTML5, such as devices running Android 1.5 and iOS 3 or higher.