Gmail Inbox Tabs

Gmail Tabbed Inbox

Gmail have recently introduced a set of INBOX tabs for filtering your mail. These are labelled PRIMARY, SOCIAL & PROMOTIONS.

To ensure message you want are not lost in the PROMOTIONS tab, please take a few moments to follow these quick and easy steps.

You may also like to do this on other important senders emails too, so you don’t miss their important messages either.


When your GMAIL account is updated to the new tabbed inbox, you’ll see this screen when you login:

Gmail Inbox Update

AND, your inbox will now contain a set of tabs like this:

Gmail Inbox Tabs

To make sure you miss our messages because they have become lost in the PROMOTIONS tab, you can do one of three easy things.


To the right of the PROMOTIONS tab is a small plus/cross.

gmail tab options

Click this and a options pop-up will appear:

gmail options popup

Make sure “Starred Messages Include starred in Primary” (bottom left) is checked. Then, click into your PROMOTIONS tab, find one of our messages, and hover over the little star to the left of the sender name:

CLICK the star…

And our messages will now appear in your PRIMARY tab.


Select one of our messages in the PROMOTIONS tab, and drag/drop it into the PRIMARY TAB:

A small yellow bubble pop-up will ask you to confirm your choice – just click ‘YES’.

Finally, it’s possible to just turn off the PROMOTIONS tab all together. To do this, click the little plus (+) to the right of the PROMOTIONS tab, and uncheck ‘PROMOTIONS’

It also makes great sense to add senders to your Gmail address book – Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click the drop down arrow next to “Reply” in the upper right side of your inbox screen.
  2. Click the “Add us to Contacts List” from the list that appears.
  3. You will now see us appear under the link “Contacts” on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the link “Contacts” and the in the “Search Contacts” form field.
  5. Now you can select to move us to a contact list of your choice and edit any details.