Edit Inbox Categories in Gmail on HTC One M8

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to edit the inbox categories in the Gmail application on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone.
    Once the phone has been activated we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, swipe the screen up.
    Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see 5 icons. We now need to open the application folder.
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    We can do that by tapping the icon in the middle, at the bottom of the screen.
    There is a grid of white dots. This is the icon for the applications folder.
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    Now that the folder has been opened, we need to find and tap the Gmail application.
    There is a Gmail icon, which is an envelope with a red 'M', and underneath it says the word "Gmail". Your application may be in a different location, so look for the icon in your folder. We now need to find the settings menu.
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    To do that, we need to tap the icon in the top left-hand corner.
    There are 3 horizontal lines. This will open up a menu.
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    We would first like to show the options at the top of the menu.
    There are 3 categories, "Primary", "Social" and "Promotions". These are the inbox categories, and we're going to demonstrate how to edit these. We can remove and add categories.
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    For now, we want to scroll down and tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on the middle option, which will be the email address set up with the application.
    In this example, it's "visihowl@gmail.com". This will open our account options.
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    We want to tap on the option that says "Inbox categories".
    Underneath it says, "Primary, Social, Promotions". Those are the 3 categories we showed earlier.
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    Here we can see all of the different categories; tap on a category to enable or disable it.
    "Social" and "Promotions" currently have a blue box with a white check mark, indicating that they're enabled. The "Updates" and "Forums" boxes are empty, indicating that they're disabled. At the top it says "Primary", "Person to person conversations and messages that don't appear in other categories. To receive all emails in one inbox, untick all others".
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    It's telling us that "Primary" is the primary inbox, and if we want to receive all emails in the primary inbox, uncheck all of the other boxes.
    However, if we want to receive specific emails in specific inboxes, we can select them.
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    We have "Social", which is messages from social networks, media sharing sites and online dating services.
    Any emails from social networks will go to this folder. To select the folder, tap on the box so that it is blue with a white checkmark. To turn it off, tap on it until the box is empty. Make your choices for "Promotions" and "Updates", which are personal auto-generated updates including confirmations, receipts, bills, and statements. We also have a "Forums" category as well, so we can add that if we want to.
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    The final option is "Include in Primary", which is for Starred messages.
    Starred messages are highlighted and important messages. Underneath of the option it says, "Show all starred messages in Primary". It is currently turned on, indicated by the blue box with the white checkmark. That means that any starred messages won't just be in the starred section, it will also be in the Primary inbox as well. Tap on it again to turn it off.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to edit the inbox categories in Gmail on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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