How to Display Your Emails and Their Content Side by Side in Gmail (Reading Pane)

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

What is the Reading Pane setting in Gmail

  • You can set up your interface to display email content side by side with the emails list with the Reading pane setting.

How to split your Gmail screen step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Display Your Emails And Their Content Side By Side In Gmail (Reading Pane) - Step 1

Open Gmail https://gmail.com and click the Settings gear icon in the top right.

Step 2

How To Display Your Emails And Their Content Side By Side In Gmail (Reading Pane) - Step 2

Select See all settings.

Step 3

How To Display Your Emails And Their Content Side By Side In Gmail (Reading Pane) - Step 3

Select the Inbox tab on top.

Next to Reading pane: check the Enable reading pane box.

Then choose whether you want to show the reading page to the right or below the inbox.

Step 4

How To Display Your Emails And Their Content Side By Side In Gmail (Reading Pane) - Step 4

Now you can also click the Toggle split pane mode on the top right to switch the split view on/off.

Step 5

Now your Inbox and Labels appear on the left, and any email you click opens on the right without going full-screen. Click this image to enlarge it and see what this looks like.

You can move the barrier between the two sections left or right to make one bigger than the other.

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