Gmail for iOS Gets AI-Based Smart Notifications for High-Priority Emails

Ruben Fields
June 17, 2018

Out of them, one of the important features is the "high-priority" notifications functionality. However, it is still not available for majority of them. This is not the first time we are coming to hear about this feature.

Regardless of how it works under the hood, the new "High priority only" alert feature for Gmail is expected to roll out to iOS devices over the next one to three days. Google promises that Android will get the feature soon, but doesn't give a timeline for release.

The app will also inform users about the feature via a popup, which includes a handy "Turn On" toggle that instantly enables it so users don't have to bother with going to Settings and manually toggling it on. The objective of the feature is to filter out the number of notifications. Other features include notification prioritisation which makes it easier for users to receive notifications only for the emails that are important for them. At the time of launching this feature, Google said that nearly 97% per cent of push notifications will be reduced.

The app now uses machine learning to recognize and filter emails a user may find important over those that aren't. The Gmail "high-priority" notifications will show at the top of the iOS app as a separate email-like notification.

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Google has announced an update to its Gmail app for iOS that lets users limit notifications to "high priority" emails only. That said, you can change your preference from the settings later.

With the redesign, Google added self-destructing messages, snooze functionality, and AI-powered smart reply features. The rollout will begin by next month.

As explained over on the G Suite Updates blog, this new features does exactly what it says on the tin.

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