Gmail Will Now Track Your Packages

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Gmail has a new feature that'll track your packages and make it super convenient for you to see when they're delayed — you know, instead of regularly searching for the confirmation email you received so you can check the tracking over and over again until your package finally arrives.

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Based on emails that arrive in your inbox that include shipping confirmations and tracking numbers, Gmail will display the delivery status in the inbox list view as well as in a summary card at the top of each email. When you click on the summary, you'll be able see your package's order details and the tracking details.

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To use the new feature, you'll need to opt in through Gmail, and if you ever want to stop receiving notifications about your packages, you can opt out.

Package tracking will be available across all major U.S. shipping carriers, according to Google, and the feature will be ready to use in the "coming weeks." A feature that'll go live in the next few months is one that'll move the tracking email to the top of your inbox and display a "delay" label once Google's algorithm detects a package that has been delayed.

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