Google will soon introduce a package-tracking system ahead of the festive season so you can get an idea of when your gift to your loved ones, or yourself, will get to your doorstep.
To avoid spending time searching through your hundreds of emails and various delivery codes, the platform plans to enable a feature that gets all the important info about your package in your inbox. The mail is quick to read and gives an update on when to expect delivery, letting you get on with your life faster.
“For orders with tracking numbers, Gmail will prominently display your current delivery status in your inbox list view and in a summary card at the top of individual emails,” says Google.
You’ll also get an idea of where your package is in the delivery process. Google says you can expect to see emails with the words “Label created,” “Arriving tomorrow” or “Delivered today” as you track your package. They’ll also let you know if the package has been delayed.
If you don’t like the idea of receiving more emails in your already flooded inbox, the feature will enable you to opt-in or opt-out of your Gmail settings. Google says this will be available across major shipping carriers in the US.
Google has said this will be available across major shipping carriers in the U.S. Whether it’ll ever make its way to other countries and South Africa, we couldn’t tell you. Sure, it’s certainly possible. But based on other American exports, oftentimes Africa doesn’t crack the list. Unless we’re talking about exclusive Burger King skins. Take that, America.