How To Use Gmail Offline

How To Use Gmail Offline

Google recently announced many Gmail features that are meant to enhance user experience at the Google I/O.

Gmail’s new feature comes to save the day when you out somewhere were you cannot have access to the internet.

With Gmail Offline mode you can use the email service without an active internet connection by saving emails on your hard drive. You can also compose new emails, check out emails and take the pleasure of hitting the sending button, but the email will not be sent instead it will be saved in the outbox when there is an internet connection it will be sent immediately.

How to enable Gmail Offline mode?


Enabling this feature requires you to switch to the redesigned Gmail interface. If you have already done that, proceed with the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open Gmail and click on the Gear button in the top right corner.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to the Offline
  4. Tick the Enable offline mail
  5. You can choose the number of days for which you want to store emails. It’s your choice whether to download the attachments or not.
  6. Next, decide whether you want to keep offline data or delete it when you log out of your Gmail account on that device or change your password.
  7. Click Save Changes.

To turn off Gmail Offline, go to the same page and uncheck the “Enable offline mail.”

While you’re on the go, you can use the offline mode to browse your previous emails from the last 90 days at max.

The limit I guess is fine unless one is an email power user. A disadvantage with Gmail offline mode is that it only works in Goggle Chrome 61 or above.

One thing to keep in mind is that the offline mode only works when Google Chrome is running, if you close the browser email sync process will stop. Also, make sure you have enough free storage available on your computer otherwise; Gmail offline might throw an error.

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