How To Disable Nudges On Gmail Desktop And Mobile

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One of Gmail's cool new features is the "nudge", which moves certain emails to the top of your inbox and suggests you take action. This is actually two features: Gmail asks if you want to reply to received email and if you want to follow up on sent email.

Gmail enabled both nudges for all users on the web and on the Gmail mobile app, whether or not you wanted it. Thankfully, you can turn off nudges in the settings. Here's how:

Desktop

  1. Click the gear icon on the top right, then click Settings.
  2. Scroll down to "Nudges" and disable either or both checkboxes.

  3. Scroll down and click "Save Changes."

Mobile

  1. Tap the three-line icon on the top left, then scroll down and tap Settings (gear icon) on the bottom.
  2. Tap the account you want to change settings for.

  3. Scroll down to "Nudges" and tap "Replies and follow-ups."
  4. Tap either or both toggle buttons.

Thanks to Jaime Green for helping us kill this Clippy-arse Gmail feature.


Comments

    i was surprised that this setting had to be turned off in each client. I also found that unlike other Google settings, it took several days to propagate through all my desktop client instances.

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