How to opt out of Gmail's tabs

Chenda Ngak

Google rolled out its new Gmail inbox in May, but some people are still confused by the new tabs. The new feature separates users' inbox into different categories.

Tabs were added so that users could filter their inbox by groups, like primary, social and promotions, which are the default settings. However, users can add updates and forums as an option.

Those who want to switch back to one category inbox can do so in settings. Here's a step-by-step guide to opting out of the new Gmail tabs.

1. Go to Settings

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2. Click on Inbox tab

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3. Under Categories, select or unselected categories

Save the changes and once you return to your inbox, it should have the familiar Gmail look and feel.