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Yes They Did: Gmail Labs Launches Multiple Pane Functionality

What a week for Gmail! I not only put together a top 10 Gmail labs list, but I was overjoyed when Gmail got new buttons to make email organization a breeze. To end the week on a high-note, Gmail has just rolled out another new lab that makes it possible to view multiple Gmail inboxes in one browser window. TechCrunch took it for a test drive and as you can see, it looks pretty hot — and helpful! Once enabled, the new lab called Multiple Inboxes allows you to create up to five different window panes. To access certain labels, just type in the label and the name, for instance label: travel, and all of your travel emails will show up. I'm in love with Gmail all over again.

sarabel sarabel 8 years
I added this and HATE it. It started trying to load all my old emails (saved/stored in folders) into my current inbox. I'm at over 2,000 and it just keeps going. I turned off the lab function. I deleted the accounts from the settings. I posted 2 notes on the Google help forum and nothing. It's still adding emails!!!!!!!!
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I love this new feature! And since I tied my other accounts to my main account, each tab is a different email address. All in one place!
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 8 years
I love this new feature (despite that it isn't what I originally expected). I use it to keep all unread emails in the top pane, starred emails in the second (i.e. emails I have to do something about), and then my normal inbox on the bottom. This sorts my emails by priority, rather than date - here's to not losing important emails to the bottom of my inbox!
Tech Tech 8 years
TidalWave: Hmm that's odd.. My panes are directly to the right and I can type in what labeled emails I want to see. Since it's brand spanking new, I'd keep checking back to see if they stop loading empty.
xtinasf xtinasf 8 years
Thanks for the info geeksugar! I'm following you guys on Twitter and I love receiving your continuous Tweet's updates-so convenient :] You guys rulz!!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Has anyone else tried this out? I have 3 panes below my inbox with different labels I use (Sugar being one of them). But they show up empty upon first page load. I have to click the "inbox" link at the left for the page to refresh and show any emails that I have in those labels. If this keeps up I will probably disable the multiple inboxes feature
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
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