Google recently rolled out a new update for Gmail, if you’ve checked your email recently I am sure you would have noticed three tabs at the top
Those tabs are Primary, social and Promotions respectively, they are there to help you sort your inbox and make it less cluttered
But with this update they have actually killed email marketing and all bloggers and email marketers have just gone crazy after this update because now they know that all their email land in the promotions tab
And the emails which will land in the promotions tab will not be noticed by the user and as a result the conversions internet marketers used to get from emails will now decrease by a significant percentage
Derek Halpern of Social Triggers understood how much problems it can create for him so he took some steps to check that his email always land in the primary section of the user’s inbox
He is using Facebook and his email list to send out emails discussing this issue and telling his subscribers how to get rid of those social and promotions tab
He also started using Facebook sponsored post feature for promoting his update about this issue
Now you know how much problem it is creating for internet marketers
And for users also it is a big issue
You don’t want to miss the important updates of your favorite blog, do you?
So in this short post I am going to tell you two short ways to get rid of this Social and Promotions Tab issue in Gmail
First method, Remove the Tabs Feature
Open you inbox
Click on the small plus icon which appears after the promotions tab
On the menu which appears after clicking simply just un-tick the Social and Promotions option and click on save
There you go; you’ve got rid of these new tabs
Second Method, Filter your Favorites
This method will not actually remove those tabs from your interface but this method will help you in receiving a promotional email in your primary category
This is useful if you have subscribed to a lot of newsletters but some of them really matter to you a lot, so you can select those newsletters which you want in your primary bar regularly
To do this the first thing you need to do is to open the promotions tab in your Gmail
Go the email newsletter which you want in your primary tab, click on it and drag it to the primary tab
Once you drag it you will see a small option menu at the top of your inbox which will inform you that the email has been moved and provide you the options of bringing it back by clicking on undo and it will ask you that whether you want the future message from that email go to your primary tab
Click on yes
And now you will never miss out any update from your favorite Blog
NOTE: If you find this post via your email in your promotions tab then using the above mentioned ways move it to your primary tab or remove the tab feature because I am sure you can’t afford missing the upcoming posts on Inside Tech Tricks, right?
What do you think about this new feature of Gmail?
How much do you think you are affected by it or your friends will be?
Do share your views with me via comments