Get notifications for new email

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Waiting for an important email you don’t want to miss? Set up notifications in Gmail so you’ll know as soon as it arrives.

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On Android devices

Note: If you use multiple accounts in the Gmail app, you need to change this setting for each account.

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. At the top, tap Menu Menuand thenSettings Settings.
  3. Select your account and check the Notifications box.
  4. Tap Inbox sound & vibrate and select your notification settings.
  5. (Optional) To change notification settings for certain labels in your inbox:
    1. Tap Manage Labels and tap a label.
    2. Tap Sync messagesand thenLast 30 days or All. If you don't synchronize messages, you can't turn on notifications for that label.
    3. Choose the notification settings for that label.
    4. Repeat steps for any other labels you want to get notifications for.

Note: Your Android device has other notification settings that are separate from the Gmail app.

On Apple® iOS® devices

Note: If you use multiple accounts in the Gmail app, you need to change this setting for each account.

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. At the top, tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Tap your account.
  4. In the Notifications section, tap All new emails.
  5. When you see a notification on your device, swipe it to the left to Reply or Archive.

On the web

  1. Open Gmail and click Settings Settingsand thenSettings.
  2. Scroll down to Desktop notifications and select New mail notifications on or Important mail notifications on (if you use Priority Inbox).
  3. Click Save Changes.

Note: Notifications appear on Chrome, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Apple® Safari® when you're signed in to Gmail and have it open.

 

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