When Google introduced the Promotions tab in Gmail, it caused a lot of legitimate newsletters to be hidden from view. Here’s how to manage or disable it.
Google set up tabs in Gmail to make your inbox management easier, but the search giant decides where to put your email. Unfortunately, sometimes Google decides to stick a newsletter or items you want to see in the Promotions tab or vice versa. Here’s a look at managing the tabs and disabling them altogether if you want.
According to Google, the Promotions tab is for: “Deals, Offers, and other marketing emails.”
Disable the Troublesome Gmail Promotions Tab
The problem I have with that description is “other.” I’ve noticed newsletters that I want to read daily end up in the Promotions tab. Newsletters that are not marketing at all, but let me know what articles I can read on a website. In my opinion, the Promotions tab seems like the “pseudo-spam” tab. If this is the case for you, it’s easy to move them to your primary tab, which is ideally where all of your important mail should be.
To move a message from Promotions to Primary, just do a simple drag and drop.
Then after moving your message to your primary tab, make sure to verify you want it to come there all the time.
Now ideally, that should be the last time you have to think about it, and the newsletter or message you want will always appear in your Primary box.
Disable Promotions or All Gmail Tabs
If you’re just sick of dealing with the tabs in general – get rid of them. Click the plus icon next to the Promotions tab.
Then select the ones you want to get rid of and click Save.
All done. Your Gmail box will look like it used to before the annoying tabs were added. If you want them back, you’ll need to go into settings and turn them back on.
What’s you’re opinion on the tabs in Gmail? Do you like them, or are you going to turn them off?