Preview your emails

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 Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settingsand then Settings.
  3. At the top right, click Advanced.
  4. Scroll to “Preview Pane,” and select Enable.
  5. At the bottom left, click Save changes.
  6. At the top right next to Toggle split pane mode Split pane vertical, click the Drop-down arrow Drop down arrow.
  7. Select your split pane mode:
    • No split
    • Horizontal split
    • Vertical split

Turn off preview pane 

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settingsand then Settings.
  3. At the top right, click Advanced.
  4. Scroll to “Preview Pane,” and select Disable.
  5. At the bottom left, click Save changes.
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