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Redirect Gmail to Inbox on a computer

If you often go to Gmail in your web browser when you really mean to go to Inbox, you can turn on a setting so that you'll automatically be taken to Inbox when you visit gmail.com or mail.google.com on a computer.

You can always get back to Gmail using a simple link in Inbox.

Turn redirect setting on or off

  1. Open Inbox on a computer.
  2. In the top left, go to the Menu Menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and choose Settings and then Other.
  4. Check or uncheck the box for Redirect Gmail to inbox.google.com.

What happens when you redirect

When you type gmail.com or mail.google.com into your web browser on a computer, you'll be taken to inbox.google.com instead.

Get back to Gmail

Once you've turned on the redirect, you can always get back to Gmail using the link in Inbox:

  1. Open Inbox on a computer.
  2. In the top left, go to the Menu Menu.
  3. Click Gmail.

This will open Gmail in a new tab in your web browser. You'll still be taken to Inbox the next time you type gmail.com or mail.google.com into your web browser.

Of course, you can also turn the redirect setting off at any time.

Aaron is an Inbox expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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