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How to add or remove inbox tabs in Gmail

Miranda Lucas


These days, it seems like Gmail is continually updating its appearance. That can make it tough to remember how to add tabs that you’re missing or remove tabs you no longer want. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Read on for simple step-by-step instructions.


How to add or remove inbox tabs in Gmail

1. Open Gmail

The first thing you need to do is find the Google Sidebar in the top right-hand corner of your computer. After that, click the Gmail icon to open your Gmail. (Or, log in to your Gmail account.)

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2. Locate your settings and inbox

Once you have Gmail open, locate the Settings icon. This icon can be found in the top right-hand corner of your Gmail. Once you’ve found it, click settings. After that, locate the tab that is labeled Inbox.

3. Change your inbox

Once you’ve located the Inbox tab, change the “Inbox type” section. The drop-down menu contains several options, but you will need to select the “Default” option. (However, if you want to hide all the tabs, you will need to select another inbox type.)

4. Select tabs

Finally, once you have changed the Inbox type to Default you will need to go to the “Categories” section. Once you’re in the Categories section, check the boxes of tabs you want to show. This means that you can add or remove any categories. In addition, you can also hide categories that you don’t want to show but that you don’t want to delete.

After you have finished adding and removing tabs, scroll to the bottom of the page. Then, click the “Save Changes” button to finalize all of your additions and removals.

It is that simple! In four easy steps, you can add and remove any tabs from your Gmail to make it look exactly the way you want it.

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