Google is making important changes to Gmail starting February 20

Google is making important changes to Gmail starting February 20
Gmail will suffer some changes come February 20, Google announced earlier today. The changes revealed recently will only affect those using multiple inboxes, so if you have a single Gmail inbox, you shouldn't see these updates.

So, starting February 20, multiple inboxes with preview pane configurations will no longer be supported. Those who do use inboxes with such configurations will see a notification in the app, which will let them know of the upcoming change.

When the time comes, the preview pane will turn off whenever you're using multiple boxes. The preview pane feature will continue to be available as long as you switch to an inbox type other than multiple inboxes by heading to Settings / Inbox / Inbox type.


Also, once the upcoming update hits Gmail, the settings for multiple inboxes will be moved from the Advanced tab into the Inbox tab, alongside other inbox configurations. Other changes that will take effect on February 20 include the addition of individual scroll bars for multiple inboxes, adjustable panels, and collapsible sections.

Last but not least, Google plans to introduce a single action toolbar across multiple inboxes, which should help users take actions across multiple sections much easier. The changes will start rolling out on February 20 and should be available to everyone by March 5.

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2 Comments

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3201; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Seems to me they’re hoisting the white flag. Google won the mobile OS war against Microsoft but they had no chance against Office.

4. tom9999

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 08, 2019

Why do we have to fix something not broken??

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