Google’s Gmail is one of the most used services most people use, and it’s getting a bit more of a consistent look across both Android and the Web with the Android app now supporting the Inbox type you use on the web.

It’s not an automatic switch, you’ll still have to select the type you want from Settings in Gmail for Android. You can choose from one of five options: Default Inbox, Important first, Unread first, Starred first, and Priority Inbox.

For reference, here’s all the different Gmail inbox layout options and what they mean:


Default (categories or tabs): If you choose “Default,” your inbox will be split up into different tabs, like “Primary,” “Social,” “Promotions,” and “Updates.” When you have the “Default” inbox, your messages are automatically sorted into tabs, but you can move messages among categories if you want.

Important first: If you choose “Important first,” your inbox will be separated into two sections: “Important” at the top, and “Everything else” at the bottom.

Unread first: If you choose “Unread first,” your inbox will be separated into two sections: “Unread” at the top and “Everything else” at the bottom.

Starred first: If you choose “Starred first,” your inbox will be separated into two sections: “Starred” at the top, and “Everything else” at the bottom.

Priority Inbox: If you choose “Priority Inbox” your inbox will be separated into multiple sections. You can choose which sections you want to show, including “Important and unread,” “Starred,” and “Everything else.”

This update should be rolling out to all Gmail for Android users from today, but could take a couple of weeks to show up for everyone. To make sure you’ll be able to get it ensure you have updated Gmail for Android from Google Play.

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    Michael
    Michael
    2 years ago

    I have used priority inbox for years on web and Android. But an update this week has broken it on my android app :/

    Dan Gray
    Dan Gray
    2 years ago

    Which is best, Gmail or Inbox? Can you do a comparison article?

    Chris Rowland
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    Reply to  Daniel Tyson
    2 years ago

    I use Inbox almost exclusively.. only place I can’t stand it is the Inbox Android app when running on ChromeOS. It doesn’t scale properly. Fortunately the web app works well 🙂