Google’s new Tabs format for Gmail may leave you missing out on important email. The new format for all incoming email may not be instituted for everyone yet, but it will be soon. When the new settings are implemented, your incoming email will be automatically sorted to three different inboxes, or Tabs: Primary, Social, and Promotions.
If you’re not ready when it happens, important email, including email from any type of blog subscriptions or other services you signed up for, may be soon diverted from your Primary inbox and sent to the Promotions tab. Already, one of my real estate client’s business emails was sent to the Promotions tab, and it had nothing to do with advertising or marketing.
So, rather than worrying about monitoring all three tabs, here’s a quick video from Social Media Examiner that shows you how to manage your Gmail Tab settings to make sure your email goes where you want it to.