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I read at https://support.google.com/inbox/answer/6067587?hl=en-GB that one can "pin" an email message.

I can't find how or where to do that.

Is that feature a thing of the past? If it still exists, where should I be looking?

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    That's a feature of Inbox by Gmail, not old-fashioned Gmail. – ale Jul 12 '18 at 0:40
  • @ale - Oh! I never heard of that before. I looked it up in wikipedia. I am not running that program. No wonder I couldn't find the pin feature. I suggest you turn your comment into an answer. – aparente001 Jul 12 '18 at 4:28
  • I've added an answer. – ale Jul 12 '18 at 12:49
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https://inbox.google.com/?

  • In your inbox, go to a bundled labels like "Promos" or "Social," or a time section like "Today"
  • Pin any emails you still want to get to.
  • In the top right, select Sweep. Make sure you choose the sweep icon for that label or time section.
  • To see a list of only your pinned emails and reminders, click the switch at the top of your inbox Pin Slider . This lets you focus on just the things you need to do, without being distracted by the rest of your emails.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

NOTE: if you are on the latest Gmail, then there are no pins. there is a similar future - Add to Tasks and it can be found under More button after you select an email

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That's currently a feature of Inbox by Gmail, not old-fashioned Gmail. Inbox uses slightly different paradigms for managing your email, although it uses the same pool of email messages.

That's why you're not seeing it.

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I have the Firefox Inbox add on. This is very helpful. However I don't know if the awesome PIN feature will stop working after March. I plan on using it as long as I can. This feature is perfect for quick access without having to navigate throughout gmail either on web or app.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/14221868/

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all emails pinned in Inbox can be found using label:pinned in search box

then you can use stars and labels in gmail to simulate this feature

https://support.google.com/inbox/answer/9117840?p=transition_to_gmail&visit_id=636882569578368657-764591886&rd=1

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