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New Gmail feature will make it easier to track packages

With the holiday season coming up fast, it won’t be long before your inbox is filled with more order and shipping confirmations, tracking numbers and even the occasional delay notification. To help manage the deluge, Gmail is introducing new features to help you save time and stay on top of all your shipments.

In the coming weeks, Gmail will show a simple, helpful view of your package tracking and delivery information right in your inbox. For orders with tracking numbers, Gmail will prominently display your current delivery status in your inbox list view and in a summary card at the top of individual emails.

Package tracking will provide important details at a glance, such as estimated arrival date and status — like “Label created,” “Arriving tomorrow” or “Delivered today.”

You can opt in to receive package tracking updates right from your inbox or in Gmail settings. Gmail will then automatically look up order statuses using your tracking numbers and surface them in your inbox. You can opt out at any time through your Gmail settings.

In the coming months, Gmail will also proactively show a delay label and bring the email to the top of your inbox so you don’t miss a delay notification.

Package tracking will be available across most major shipping carriers in the U.S.

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