Google to soon give the freedom to track shipments from Gmail
With the holiday season quickly approaching, your inbox will be inundated with more order and shipping confirmations, tracking numbers, and even the occasional delay notification. As a result, Gmail is introducing new features this year to help you save time and keep track of all your shipments.
Gmail will display a simple, helpful view of your package tracking and delivery information of your shipments right in your inbox in the coming weeks. Gmail will prominently display your current delivery status in your inbox list view. And in a summary card at the top of individual emails for orders with tracking numbers. Package tracking will be available from the majority of major U.S. shipping carriers and will provide key information at a glance, such as estimated arrival date and status — such as “Label created,” “Arriving tomorrow,” or “Delivered today.”
You can sign up for package tracking updates directly from your inbox or in your Gmail settings. Gmail will then search for order statuses using your tracking numbers and display them in your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time by going to your Gmail settings. It is probably a great feature to track your shipments from Gmail itself.