We’ve all been there: you order something online and then anxiously await its arrival, checking the tracking information obsessively until it finally arrives.
Well, Google is now making that process a little bit easier with a new Gmail feature that will show you estimated shipping times and delivery statuses right in your inbox.
As a Gmail user, you can now check when your package will arrive with just one click. You don’t need to open the email message or go to their website.
Gmail will soon provide a green indicator when an email is shipped and expected to arrive. Plus, if you tap the email, you’ll be able to see more information about your package, like where it’s coming from, when it’s estimated to arrive, and what its status is. If there are any delays on the package, it will let you know that too.
This feature is completely optional. To turn the notifications on, Google will provide a popup so you can choose if you want them or not. And if you decide that you no longer want the notifications, it’s easy to disable them in your settings.
Google is rolling out this new Gmail feature in the US for now. The shipment delay information may not work perfectly fine as of now, as it is in the development phase. With time, Google will analyze the patterns, and the feature will work in a better manner.
The feature may seem like a small change, but if you know about the problem before the delivery company does, it can be immensely helpful.
This is fantastic news for those of us who live in constant fear of our packages being lost or stolen. With this new feature, we can all rest a little easier knowing that we’ll be able to track our packages right from our Gmail inboxes.
Google believes that the transformation of digital ease is possible with the right features in place. Gmail’s new “track your order” feature is one such example.
This feature was made available in many operating systems after the launch of Android 13. Oneplus offered the same service on their Oxygen OS 13.
The Always on Display featured this functionality where the food orders that users ordered would get tracked. This enabled users to see the update without unlocking the phone.
Google took this thing a bit further by including a large number of retailers. The feature will detect the shipment number present in the mail and automatically search for the status of the product.
However, if the mail doesn’t have any tracking number, it might not work. The tracking number is the most crucial part of this automation.
Now, it’s a few days’ wait, and people will start posting about this feature of social media, and it’s anticipated that Google is going to get a lot of praise for this one.