If you are using GMail as the primary e-mail account then reading its chat is always a problem. The default e-mail client will help you to organize the inbox of GMail into the perfect required labels and moreover like other e-mail clients you have got the option to read the mails in the Trash or Spam, but the only problem is that you cannot go through the information available in the GMail chat and in case of GMail user prefer to leave the informal message through chats rather than composing a full mail.
GMail and iOS e-mail are a lot similar in terms of features, they both can so almost everything in your mailbox but GMail takes ahead an extra lead when it comes to reading the chats on your account and that is the reason we have to take care of two e-mail applications on our iPhone. Recently I talked about mailbox and we hope that this application will be take care of this but as of now GMail application is the only option.
Now Gmail application is very slow and takes lot of time to recover new unread mails from the server and at the same times it requires more data as compared to iOS default mail client to do the same. So once the application opens and refreshes the content, tap the menu icon on the left hand top corner and then tap the highlighted option ‘chat’. You will see all the chat done through GTalk and any unread chat sent as an offline message
If you do not wish to mark a mail as read but you also want that it should not be front of your eyes troubling you all the time, then you can use Gmail iPhone app to mark that mail as mute. You will not be able to see that mail in your inbox anymore but if you wish to read it in future, then you can search it in the search text field and you will be able to locate it easily.
Through Gmail application has a web interface and thus it works slowly and sometimes with issues but still there are certain feature which only that application can give you. So, I will suggest the reader to have that application on their iPhone and if it troubling you by its repetitive notifications then you can mute them as well.