When you choose the Priority Inbox setting, your emails are automatically split into three sections: important and unread, starred and everything else.
Turn on priority inbox
- Open Gmail.
- To configure your inbox, go to the top right, then click Settings Settings.
- Click the Inbox tab.
- In the "Inbox type" section, select Priority Inbox.
- Choose other inbox settings, such as which sections you want, and whether or not you want to see importance markers.
- At the bottom of the page, click Save changes.
Learn how emails are marked as important
Learn about importance markers in Gmail, including how importance markers are added automatically.