How Facebook Targeted Gmail’s Primary Tab

GmailTabsFacebook is looking to carve its niche in the new tabbed design introduced by Gmail, as the social network is urging users of both services to move their Facebook emails into their primary tabs in Gmail.

Sociobits reported on the initiative by Facebook and shared the screenshots above and below, in which Facebook is trying to coerce users to shift its email from Gmail’s social tab to its primary tab.

Some Facebook users are seeing a module with the headline, “Don’t Miss Facebook Notifications in Gmail,” which reads:

Emails from Facebook now go to your social tab, where you might not see them. Drag emails from your social tab to your primary tab to make sure you never miss an update.

DontMissFacebookNotificationsInGmail

Users of both Facebook and Gmail: Have you seen this prompt?

MoveFacebookEmailsToYourPrimaryTabOpenGmail

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach you how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!