Yesterday’s teardown of Gmail brought news that the app would soon bring some of the useful sorting methods over from the web client, giving users a way to see messages that might be the most important to them. Not to be left out of the fun, the latest update to Inbox reveals it has a couple new tricks of its own. Of course, we’re talking about Inbox, so these upcoming features are driven by artificial intelligence and mountains of data about the types of messages that matter most to users.
The features discussed below are probably not live yet, or may only be live for a small percentage of users. Unless stated otherwise, don’t expect to see these features if you install the apk.
The first topic of this teardown is called Highlights, which the text describes as putting “high priority emails on top.” Just from the name and a few words of a description, it’s easy to jump to envision that Inbox will quietly analyze a number of factors to determine which messages are high priority, including things like the source of the message, deadlines and urgency of the language in the body text, and how it relates to other messages you’ve received in the past. There is a…
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