Add or remove inbox categories & tabs in gmail

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Gmail offers a feature that categorizes your tin nhắn in tabs like Primary, Promotions, và Updates. If you enabled it by mistake, or if you prefer to lớn view all your emails together, here’s how khổng lồ remove tab categories in Gmail.

While Gmail syncs customizations (like labels) & settings between all your devices, the tab categories aren’t one of them. If you use Gmail on multiple devices, you’ll have sầu lớn go in and disable tab categories on each device (and each account) individually. Don’t worry. It’s easy to do.

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How lớn Remove sầu Tab Categories in Gmail for Web

If you’re used to lớn how the inbox works in Outlook or Apple’s Mail ứng dụng, you might be used lớn seeing your gmail in a single inbox view. Gmail lets you disable the tab categories in Settings (You can disable one or all of them.).

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An example of tab categories in the Gmail web client.

First, open the Gmail website in your favorite browser. Clichồng the Settings icon in the top-right corner (It looks lượt thích a gear.) and choose the “See All Settings” option.

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In the Settings, go lớn the “Inbox” tab. In the Categories section, unkiểm tra the category that you want to lớn remove sầu. You can disable the “Social,” “Promotions,” “Updates,” and “Forum” categories.

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Once you’ve unchecked the tabs that you want to lớn remove, scroll down & click the “Save Changes” button.

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Gmail will now reload, & you’ll see that the tab categories have sầu updated based on your selection. If you unchecked all the categories, your inbox will show all emails in a single view, without any tabs (as you can see in the screenshot below).

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How to Remove sầu Tab Categories in Gmail for iPhone & Android

In the điện thoại Gmail ứng dụng for iPhone và Android, tab categories show up in the sidebar menu. Although the interface between the Gmail ứng dụng on iPhone và Android is slightly different, the process for removing tab categories is the same.

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Tab categories can be disabled in the Inbox section in the Gmail tiện ích settings on a per-account basis. If you use multiple accounts, you’ll have sầu khổng lồ repeat this process for each trương mục.

xuất hiện the Gmail ứng dụng on your Android smartphone và tap the Menu button (three parallel lines) in the top-left corner of the screen.

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Scroll down and choose the “Settings” option.

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Next, tap the gmail trương mục where you want lớn disable tab categories.

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In the Inbox section, choose “Inbox Categories.”

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Unkiểm tra the tab categories that you want to hide (like “Updates,” “Promotions,” “Social,” và “Forums”). If you’re using an iPhone, you’ll see toggle switches instead. Then, use the “Back” button in the top-left corner to go all the way bachồng to lớn the Gmail home screen.

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When you get there, you’ll see the updated Inbox view with the selected categories. If you unchecked all the categories, you’ll find that all the categories in the sidebar have disappeared, and your inbox will now directly show all available emails.

How khổng lồ View All Emails without Removing Tab Categories

Don’t want lớn remove sầu all the category tabs, but still want a way lớn see all your emails in one list? We have sầu a tip for you.

You can bởi vì this using the All Mail label or folder in Gmail. You’ll find it in both the website client và the mobile apps.

On the website, you’ll find the “All Mail” option in the sidebar. If you can’t find it, you might have sầu to enable the label in Gmail Settings.

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On your iPhone or iPad, simply tap the menu button (three parallel lines) in the Gmail app lớn see all labels.


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