How to change the side panels in Gmail’s new view

When The Verge‘s Richard Lawler reported that Google was rolling out its newly stylized model of Gmail for the internet, I made a decision I needed to have a look as properly. Since my Gmail web page hadn’t but converted, I clicked on the cog-like Settings icon in the upper-right nook of my web page after which on the hyperlink labeled Try out the new Gmail view and refreshed my web page.

As Richard writes, the change is not radical. There is a new shade scheme that I fairly like and some different interface tweaks. The fundamental change, nonetheless, is the left-hand side panel — now, the two side panels.

Previously, you had a single panel that gave you entry to a menu of your numerous Gmail classes and labels (similar to the Inbox, Starred, Trash, and so on.). By clicking on the three-line icon in the higher left (also called a “hamburger”), you may tweak this panel to present both icons and labels or simply icons. But now, Google has added one other side panel that provides you quick entry to a number of apps: Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet.

A new side panel presents entry to the Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet apps.

If you’re feeling that two side panels is a bit a lot (as I do, particularly on a laptop computer show), you may make the one with the classes disappear solely by clicking on the hamburger icon in the upper-left nook.

Gmail with no categories panel

Click the three parallel traces in the top-left nook to make the classes panel disappear.

If you need to go to a unique class or label in your Gmail, yow will discover them by hovering your cursor over the Mail icon in the new panel.

Gmail with categories menu in bubble

Hovering your cursor over the Mail icon will carry up your classes menu.

Want your second panel again? Click on the hamburger icon once more.

Get rid of the apps panel

And what in the event you do not actually use Google Chat or Meet? It’s truly very simple to do away with their icons — and that additional side panel as properly:

  • Select Settings > Customize.
  • You’ll be invited to select which apps to use in Gmail. Uncheck Google Chat and Google Meet and click on on Done.

Popup for choosing which apps to use in Gmail

Get rid of the new apps panel by unchecking these two containers.

That’s it! You’re now again to a single acquainted side panel. And simply as earlier than, the hamburger icon will merely toggle between a side panel with icons and labels or simply icons.

You now have the new Gmail without the apps panel.

You now have the new Gmail with out the apps panel.

And in the event you’re simply uninterested in the entire factor, for now you’ll be able to return to the approach issues had been by clicking on Settings > Go again to the unique view. How lengthy that possibility shall be out there is up to Google.

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