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8 Useful Gmail Notification Settings on Android

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Checking your mail means you have to log in to your PC all the time a couple of years back. But with the emergence of smartphones, life is much easier than it used to be. It is now easier to read emails and thanks to all the modifications and updates that have been made to the app over the years.

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The Gmail app notifications have made it quite easy to know when you receive a new mail. It has made sure that frequent updates and a yearly overhaul that the features available for the app keep it on top of its game. Gmail has tons of notifications settings that many may not be quite familiar with. Let’s take a quick peek at the features that are available for Gmail.

Snooze Notifications

Snooze Notifications

Both Oreo and Pie offer a native feature that allows you to snooze notifications and access them at a later time. To snooze an email, follow the following steps:

  • Access the Gmail app on your device and hold the email that you want to snooze.
  • Tap on the three-dot icon that is available at the top-right corner and then the Snooze button from the menu.
  • Choose the duration of time for which you want to snooze the email for.

Even though Gmail will remind you of snoozed emails, you can also access them in the designated section that can be accessed through a three-bar menu at the top-left on the home screen of the app.

Priority Notifications

Google enables you to restrict notifications to just the important ones. You can try the feature by carrying out these steps:

  • Launch your Gmail app on your device and click on the hamburger menu to open the navigation drawer.
  • Choose settings from the menu.
  • Select your email ID here. So that the accounts that have been accessed in your Gmail account will be listed here.
  • Now tap on notifications and select High Priority only from the pop-up menu.

Different Notifications for Different Accounts

With your Gmail app, you can now choose different alert tones for different accounts. Check out the following steps to change your account tone.

  • Launch the Gmail app and navigate to Settings by clicking on the hamburger menu.
  • Select the account you wish to change its notification and then click on Manage Notifications.
  • Select Sound and choose a tone for the account.

Label Notifications

By default, your emails are divided into five sections Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums. The notifications will appear for only your Primary label. But to receive notifications for the other label as well, follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to the Gmail Settings on your app from the hamburger menu.
  • Choose the account and click on Manage labels.
  • Select the label for which you want to receive notifications and check the box to Label notifications.

Notifications for all new Messages

Assuming you are typing or reading a mail and then a new message in the thread will pop-up as text notification at the bottom of the thread. It’s quite easy to miss. It occurs when the new message feature is disabled by default in the app. To enable this feature, follow these simple steps:

  • Enter the Navigation drawer and go to Settings in the Gmail app.
  • Select the account and click on Inbox Notifications.
  • Now, enable Notify for every message.

Default Notification Action

There are two options you get when you get a new mail which is Archive and Reply. There’s an option for replacing Archive with Delete. To do this, do the following:

  • Navigate to the Gmail Settings on the app.
  • Tap on General Settings.
  • Select Default notification action and choose Delete from the Menu button.

Turn Off All Notifications

Tired of the Gmail notifications interrupting you? Then follow these easy steps to disable the notifications on your Gmail app:

  • Gain access to the Settings from the Gmail app.
  • Select the account whose notifications you wish to turn off.
  • Select Notifications and select None from the menu.

Mute Emails

Gmail also gives you an option of muting a specific thread if you wish to do so, follow these steps:

  • Launch the Gmail app and hold the thread you want to mute.
  • After selecting it, tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner. Choose Mute from the Menu.

Note: To unmute an email, search for the muted email, choose the email and then move it back to the inbox.

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