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Change Your Inbox Type

How to Change Your Inbox Type in Gmail

Change Your Inbox Type

You can change the way your inbox displays your emails. The default view will simply show everything in a list, with most recent emails appearing first, but other views allow you to view certain categories of email in a separate list.

Change to Important First View

  1. Click the Inbox list arrow.
  2. Select Important first. Change Your Inbox Type

The inbox changes to show all the emails flagged as important in one section, and all of the other emails in another.

Change to Unread First View

  1. Click the Inbox list arrow.
  2. Select Unread first. Change Your Inbox Type

Unread emails are listed first, separate from the ones that you've already read.

Change to Starred First View

  1. Click the Inbox list arrow.
  2. Select Starred first. Change Your Inbox Type

Emails that you've starred as favorites, whether or not they're unread, are shown in a section before the rest of your email.

Change to Priority Inbox View

  1. Click the Inbox list arrow.
  2. Select Priority Inbox. Change Your Inbox Type

This inbox type combines the other types into one. The first section shows emails that are important and unread, and the second shows emails that you've starred. A third section displays the rest of your email.

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