Google announces live package delivery tracking feature in Gmail

Google has announced a new ‘package tracking' feature in Gmail that will help users view their package tracking and delivery information in their inbox.

The feature will be available to users in the US in the coming weeks.

Package tracking will be available across most major U.S. shipping carriers and will provide important details at a glance, such as estimated arrival date and status – like “Label created,” “Arriving tomorrow” or “Delivered today,” Google said in a blog post.

For orders with tracking numbers, users can view their current delivery status in their inbox list view and in a summary card at the top of individual emails.

Moreover, users can receive package tracking updates directly from their inbox or Gmail settings. It added, Gmail will then look up order statuses using the user tracking number and display them in their inbox.

Users can opt out of this feature anytime through their Gmail settings.

The company also mentioned that, in the coming months, Gmail will proactively show a ‘delay label' at the top of the users' inbox so they don’t miss any information about the package.

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