Preview your emails

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You can preview an email through different view options before you open it. Or, you can choose to turn off the preview pane.

Turn on preview pane

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail .
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all settings.
  3. On the top, select the Inbox tab and then scroll to Reading pane.
  4. Check the "Enable reading pane" box.
  5. Select your split pane mode:
    • No split
    • Right of inbox
    • Below inbox
  6. At the bottom, click Save changes

Turn off preview pane 

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail .
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all settings.
  3. On the top, select the Inbox tab and then scroll to Reading pane.
  4. Uncheck the "Enable reading pane" box.
  5. At the bottom, click Save changes
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