How to Pin Emails in Gmail?

How to Pin Emails in Gmail?

One of the major issues faced by people who are regular users of email is the high inflow of emails. It often happens for many of them to lose important emails in the flood of promotional and other personal emails. It would offer high convenience and comfort for Gmail users to have a facility to pin the important emails to the top of the inbox so that it would be easy to get to them and open them as and when required. Gmail provides a feature in which the user can prioritize the inbox according to the importance of the email received and thereby act technically as a pinning procedure. This feature makes use of the starring process popular in the Gmail application and by combining it with several steps to customize the inbox, the user can have an inbox that prioritizes starred emails and let them top the inbox. It effectively does away with the burden of going through numerous emails to finally find the important one.

How to pin emails in Gmail?

Step 1. Open the Gmail application on the device.

Step 2. Click on the Settings icon at the top of the window.

Step 3. A Quick Settings drop-down menu appears at the right end of the screen.

Step 4. From the drop-down menu, scroll down to reach the section named Inbox Type.

Step 5. The default inbox would be set as a customizable one. Check to find the Starred first inbox type from the list.

Step 6. Click and enable the Starred First inbox type.

Step 7. The inbox immediately turns to the order of Starred first.

Step 8. The remaining emails will be now listed as Everything Else, which locates beneath the top starred emails.

Step 9. Now the user is only required to click on the star icon next to any email to pin it to the top of the inbox.

Step 10. Similarly, the user can pin any set of emails by opting for it in the Inbox Type option. 

What is another method to pin emails in Gmail?

If the user is not satisfied enough with the pinning of starred emails in Gmail, he or she can choose more advanced options to customize their inbox. One such option is to choose the Priority Inbox option from the Inbox Type menu.

The priority inbox can be customized according to the needs and liking of the user.

It has numerous options to customize the inbox.

This section offers multiple ways like filters, providing tags, dividing the inbox into sections, etc. which can be used by the user to pin the important emails to the top.

Once the required features are chosen, the user can simply click on the Save Changes option present at the bottom of the window to apply the changes made.