Back in April this year, Google launched out what can be claimed as the largest alteration for its Gmail app in addition to some new functions. Out of them, one of the main functions is the functionality for “high-priority” notifications. Almost a few months post its launch, the feature has began launching out to consumers. On the other hand, it is still not accessible for majority of them.
The search behemoth, as reported by the media, is launching out the ‘high-priority’ notifications function of Gmail only to its iOS app. Android app consumers will also get it shortly. For those who are not aware, this function is not something new arriving from the company. It has already been present with the firm’s other email application dubbed as Inbox since 2017 and is also available in web interface of Gmail.
The aim of the function is to differentiate the number of notifications. Notifications will mostly be sent for mails that are believed to be urgent or important. At the time of rolling out this feature, Google claimed that around 97% of push notifications will be lowered. As with almost everything else Google has, this function is also fueled by AI and auto recognizes which mails are significant.
The ‘high-priority’ notifications from Gmail will show at the top of the iOS application as a different email-akin notification. The alert claims “Try notifications for only your high priority emails” and offers you the choice to “Switch on” the function or opt out with “No Thanks.” This can be modified later from the Settings segment.
On a similar note, previously this month Google declared that it will be launching out the new design for Gmail that it rolled out in April. The launch will start by next month. The declaration arrived through a blog post where the company also gave some information for the G Suite admin.