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Google offers to prioritize emails

Gmail is offering to decide which of your hundreds or thousands of emails are important.

Gmail is offering to decide which of your hundreds or thousands of emails are important.

Google's popular email service is launching a new feature called "priority inbox" that automatically flags certain messages as "important" and sorts them accordingly, Google announced Monday evening on its official blog.

It will choose those messages by tracking which people you email most, which messages you open and reply to, and other signals. Users are given the option to help train Gmail by marking certain messages as important or not important.

The new feature, which is still considered to be in the beta testing phase, will be available to all Gmail users in "the next week or so," Google said.

Google said it created the feature by evolving its junk mail filter.

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