How to Turn Off Nudges in Gmail

Have you noticed that you are seeing some emails at the top of your inbox, even though they aren’t the most recent emails you’ve received? This is a feature in Gmail called “Nudges” that makes it easier to access emails that require a reply from you, or that you might need to follow up on.

But if you have your own way of managing these emails, then their appearance in that location may be unwanted. Our tutorial below will show you how to disable nudges from appearing in Gmail so that you can return to a more traditional way of viewing your messages.

Did you know that you can edit an email subject? Our how to change the subject line in Gmail tutorial will show you how.

How to Remove Nudges in Gmail

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser. By disabling this setting you will be removing emails from the top of your inbox that Gmail has determined to need a reply. Those messages will instead be accessible in the standard ways that you would have found them before.

Step 1: Open your Web browser and go to your Gmail inbox.

Step 2: Select the gear icon at the top-right of your inbox, then select the Settings option.

open gmail settings

Step 3: Scroll down to the Nudges section and click the boxes to the left of Suggest emails to reply to and Suggest emails to follow up on to clear the check marks.

how to remove emails that need replies or follow ups from the top of gmail inbox

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the Save changes button.

how to turn off nudges in gmail

Do you have a lot of email contacts in another application, and you would like to get them into your Gmail account? Find out how to import to Gmail with a CSV file and combine all of your contacts into one location.

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