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Organize with the Low Priority label

Emails you're less likely to read are in the Low Priority label. If you used Priority Inbox or the Important First inbox in Gmail, you'll see the Low Priority label bundled in your inbox by default. You can change your settings to turn Low Priority on or off in your inbox.

If you're new to labels in Inbox, you might want to first learn more about how labels work.

Which emails show up in Low Priority

Messages in the Low Priority label are the same emails that are marked "Not important" in Gmail. For example, bulk emails like promotional messages or social updates are often marked "Not important." But the emails you see in Low Priority depend on whether you're looking at the label in your inbox or in the main menu.

  • If you're looking at the Low Priority label in your inbox, the emails you see there are the ones that match Low Priority, but don't match any other bundled labels in your inbox. For example, most promotional emails match Low Priority, but if the Promos label is bundled in your inbox, promotional emails will be there instead of Low Priority.
  • If you're looking at the Low Priority label in the main menu Menu, you'll see every email that matches Low Priority, even if it also matches another label. By default, each email will also be in your inbox, but an email may be in another label that it matches.

Turn Low Priority on or off in your inbox

If you don't want to see Low Priority in your inbox anymore, you can turn off bundling for that label. The emails that were showing in Low Priority in your inbox will then be shown individually in your inbox.

By default, if you have Low Priority bundled, you won't see the Social, Updates, Forums, or Promos labels in your inbox. If you do want to use any of those labels, just turn bundling on for those labels.

If you don't already see Low Priority in your inbox, you can try organizing your emails with Low Priority by turning bundling on. Learn more about bundling labels.

Troubleshooting

"Remove from" moves email to Low Priority

Your email might end up in Low Priority when you use the "Remove from" option in the move menu because the email matches both the original label and Low Priority. Learn more about the "Remove from" option.

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