How to Enable or Hide the Unread Messages Info in Gmail

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

What is the Unread message icon setting in Gmail

How To Enable Or Hide The Unread Messages Info In Gmail - Step 0
  • You can have the number of unread messages in your mailbox show up on the Gmail tab in your browser.
  • This way, you don’t have to switch to Gmail to see if you have new emails.
  • In this example image, 18 means that there are 18 unread messages.

How to enable an icon that counts your unread emails in Gmail step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable Or Hide The Unread Messages Info In Gmail - Step 1

Open Gmail and click the Settings gear icon in the top right.

Step 2

How To Enable Or Hide The Unread Messages Info In Gmail - Step 2

Select See all settings.

Step 3

How To Enable Or Hide The Unread Messages Info In Gmail - Step 3

Select Advanced on top, and then to the right of the Unread message icon setting, select Enable.

Click Save Changes at the bottom.

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