On your phone, you get an alert every time a new Gmail message arrives. However, when you’re working on your Windows PC, you only see new messages when you’re actively looking at your inbox. Fortunately, by installing a simple extension, you can get alerts that pop up in your system tray, even if your browser is closed.  Here’s how to enable Gmail desktop notifications.

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These notifications are available for Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO ENABLE DESKTOP NOTIFICATIONS FOR GMAIL

To enable desktop notifications:

Step 1: Sign into gmail.

Step 2: Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen, then select Settings.

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Step 3: In the General tab, scroll down until your find the Desktop Notifications section, then click the button next to the “New mail notifications on” setting.

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Step 3: Choose one of the options:

  • New mail notifications on: If you use inbox categories, you’ll only be notified about messages in primary Inbox.
  • Important mail notifications on: You’ll be notified about every incoming messages marked as important.
  • Mail notifications off: don’t show any mail alerts.

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Step 4: Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Now you will start getting pop-up notifications for every mail that arrives and you can click them to read. The pop-ups will disappear if you ignore them for few seconds.

Wish you use Gmail more professionally!