BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- Google announced a new Gmail feature in beta called Priority Inbox, which sorts users' incoming e-mail into three sections, "important and unread," "starred," and "everything else", media reported Tuesday.
"As messages come in, Gmail automatically flags some of them as important. Gmail uses a variety of signals to predict which messages are important, including the people you email most and which messages you open and reply to", the company said in its official blog.
Internal tests at Google showed that people who used Priority Inbox spent on average 6 percent less time managing e-mail, or an entire work-week per year in the case of an employee who normally spends 13 hours per week on e-mail.
Priority Inbox is scheduled to be rolled out to all Gmail users over the next week or so. Users just have to look for the "New! Priority Inbox" link in the top right corner of their Gmail account.