Gmail V8.6 for Android hints at priority-based notifications, email bundling; adds unsubscribe tips


Google is rolling out a new update to Gmail which brings the version number to V8.6. This update finally adds the unsubscribe suggestions and this will make it easier to keep your mail a bit cleaner. It also hints at high-priority notification filter and a limited test of email bundling. 

With the new unsubscribe tips which is a feature of Inbox, If you receive an email from sites or services that are not important or you never read, Gmail can now offer helpful suggestions to unsubscribe from those mailing lists with the tap of a button. This setting can be found on the bottom of your account settings screen under the heading ‘Inbox Tips settings.’

Moving to the things that are present underneath, Google is preparing priority-based notifications, and limited email bundling functionalities. With priority-based notifications, Google is building on a way to notify you only when you receive important emails; meaning users will get the option to limit notifications to just high-priority messages. Gmail for iOS has just received this feature a couple of days ago, so it’s safe to say that it will also arrive on Android in the same form.

Email bundling is a feature of Inbox and it looks like this feature might be coming to Gmail as well. However, instead, of creating bundles based on a few different categories, Gmail may be starting with just promotional messages. Basically, this feature will bundle multiple promotional emails in the main inbox into a single entry and they’ll be decorated with logos or shortened subject lines to indicate what’s inside.

Gmail might be adding an action to the overflow menus on messages that allows displaying the “original” version of a message. However, the strings within the APK doesn’t offer any meaning just yet. So it needs to be seen how this feature will shape up. Since most Android users use Gmail, you can update directly from Play Store, or download the APK from here and side-load it manually.