Google recently rolled out a new Gmail layout both on the web browser and mobile app. I didn’t like the layout as I don’t use Google Chat or Rooms (MEET) that often. On the web browser (Chrome) the new layout had the panel on the right-hand side which I normally have my Google Tasks there. This is what it looked like.
This was a lot of wasted space that was being used just for this panel. I could have easily just clicked on the Google Tasks so that it displayed it like this, but if you look carefully you will see that there the Google Chat Panel is in the background.
In this article, I’ll be providing you instructions on how to remove this on the web browser and also on the mobile app (Android).
Here are the instructions on how to remove the Chat and Rooms panel in Gmail:
- Click on Settings (wheel icon)
- Click on See All Settings
- Click on Chat and Meet Tab
- Click on Off for Chat and click on the Hide the Meet section in the main menu for Meet
- Click on Save changes
That’s it for the web browser. You can also watch this video for more details:
Now if you want to do make similar changes to your Gmail mobile app then follow the next instructions.
GMAIL MOBILE APP
For the mobile app, there are two tabs at the bottom of the app just like this:
These instructions are for Android but they should work the same for iOS.
- Tap on the menu icon (3 lines)
- Tap on Settings
- Select the account
- Under General select Chat
- The app will restart
- Without the chat and rooms tabs, it will look like this.
- If you need more help, then watch this video:
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