How to Revert Your Gmail Inbox

I gave the new tabbed Gmail a try.  A very brief try.  But, after the 3rd or 4th time that it mis-categorized an important email as a promotion, I decided that enough was enough.  It was time to revert my inbox back to the old version.

The tabs that we need to get rid of

The tabs that we need to get rid of

So, lets see how to do this.

Step 1: Settings

First, click your gears in the upper right and choose Settings.

Gears, settings

Gears, settings

 

Step 2: Inbox

Next, choose the “Inbox” section.

Choose Inbox

Choose Inbox

 

Step 3: Uncheck the Boxes

At the top of the page, you will find all the tab options.  Uncheck all the boxes other than “Primary”.

Uncheck the boxes

Uncheck the boxes

 

Step 4: Save

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes.”

Save Changes

Save Changes

And just like that, we’re done.  Go back to your inbox to ensure that everything is back to normal.

All Done

All Done

Ahh…there’s that important email about my check re-order.  Back in my inbox.  Where it belongs.

What do you think about Gmail’s new tabbed Inbox?  Love it?  Hate it?  Let me know in the comments.

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About Luke

My name is Luke, and I’m the Online Media Manager for a technology company, photographer, husband, and father. You can see a snapshot of some of my work at LukeCoburn.com. I cheer for the Red Sox and am completely in love with my wife and four little princesses.

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