The days of having to search your email inbox to find the tracking information for your packages might soon be over. The Gmail team has announced that they will be rolling out an update in the coming weeks that will automatically add tracking information directly into your emails, making it easier than ever to monitor the progress of your deliveries online and on your phone. If you want this feature as soon as possible, you can try it out now by going to Settings > General tab > Scroll down to Enable package tracking. (You can also click here.) Tired of Searching Your Inbox to Track Packages? Gmail Has You Covered
How to Enable Package Tracking in Gmail
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It’s easy to enable package tracking in Gmail. Follow the steps below:
1. Click on the settings gear in the top right corner and select Settings. 2. Click on Accounts and Import from the left-hand column and then click on Send mail as. 3. Select Add another email address you own from the menu that pops up and enter your other email address (this is where you will receive notifications from Gmail when a delivery has been made). 4. Check off Receive mail as for this address, which will allow you to receive messages sent using this address, including notifications about deliveries being made by Google. 5.
What Data is Tracked?
Gmail will track when your package is delivered and even let you know when the shipment has been delivered. It’s a great way to have all your mail in one place, but it also makes it easier for you to keep up with your packages.
To track a package, simply click on the envelope icon which will appear at the top of your inbox. From there, select Track Package from the drop-down menu that appears and enter an email address or a tracking number if you have it available. For instance, I had recently ordered a new laptop online and wanted to make sure I was notified as soon as it arrived. When I went into my account settings and clicked Track Package I was able to input my shipping information so Gmail would notify me once my laptop had arrived! The delivery confirmation email also came through as soon as the package had been delivered, so I knew exactly when to go outside and pick up my laptop from the courier who dropped it off.
When you get a notification that your package has shipped you can access Google Keep by clicking on the Keep notepad icon next to the attachment paperclip.
How to View Tracked Data
Gmail’s new feature is a welcome addition for anyone who has ever spent hours poring over their inbox for the latest updates on deliveries. With this update, you’ll be able to keep up with all your packages from one convenient location. However, there are some potential privacy concerns that should be addressed before you sign up. For example, if someone sends you an email with a tracking link and you open it in Gmail, then Google will know that the person they were shipping something to had opened the email. If this information becomes public knowledge, then it could lead to a lot of unwanted spam or other communication which might make using Gmail less appealing.
With the advent of more and more e-commerce, it is becoming easier for people to order items without being in the same place as their package. But that also means it can be hard to keep tabs on where your package is and when it will arrive.
Enter Gmail. Google has made a number of changes over the years that has allowed their email service provider (ESP) to compete with other services like Microsoft Outlook or Yahoo! Mail. The latest update brings in the ability to track packages right in the inbox, making it easy for users who buy things online all the time.
New Feature from Google
In a recent blog post, Google announced that it is adding a new feature for package delivery notifications. The new feature will automatically track packages and send you updates about the delivery status. It can also help you find tracking information for your previous orders. Plus, if you’re worried about missing out on deliveries because you aren’t home when they are delivered, the feature will send a notification with an alternate delivery date and time (either from the retailer or from Google) so that it’s convenient for you. This new feature is only available in the US at this time, but it will be coming soon to more countries.
How it Works
Gmail has a new Track your shipment feature that alerts you when your package is delivered. The feature, which will be rolling out over the next few days, is opt-in and works with dozens of shipping carriers. Once activated, Gmail will let you know when the package is dispatched from the shipping company and delivered to the recipient’s address. It also notifies recipients who have opted in when a shipment is confirmed as being delivered.
What it Tracks
Gmail will now be able to track the following: FedEx, UPS, and USPS. The tracking notifications will show up in a new tab on your inbox. It’s important to note that this new feature is only available for people who have signed up for tracking notifications from these carriers – it won’t automatically show up for all your emails.
How to Use It
This new feature is pretty easy to use. To activate it, head over to the Settings page in your Gmail account and find the Packages tab under In the mail. From there, you’ll need to enter your email address, phone number, and tracking numbers for each package you want Google to track. Once that’s all set up, Google will show a notification when a new package is delivered or if an expected delivery date changes. The best part is that these notifications are automatically synced across any device where you’re signed into your account.