Gmail Offline mode and Nudges are now rolling out to users

Katie Ramirez
May 17, 2018

"Nudging is on by default for users with the new Gmail enabled, but they can turn it off from their Gmail settings menu if they choose".

Google has finally given Gmail users something they've been asking for: the ability to use Gmail offline. Previously this feature was available for Chrome users as an add-on for the browser, but this naturally hinders performance like most add-ons.

This new mode will allow users to compose e-mails and do a number of tasks even when they aren't connected to the internet.

To see what version of Chrome you are using, click on the more options menu (the three vertical dots on the right side next to the bookmark icon), then navigate to Help and then About Google Chrome. If you plan to save a lot of email you may be pushing that limit.

Another important detail to note here is that you need to switch to new Gmail before enabling the offline mode.

On the Settings screen (Figure B) click Offline.

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· Keep offline data on my computer - Data stored on your device will not be deleted when signing out of your Google account or when changing your password. Click it and then enable the "Offline mail" tick box.

For this to work offline you'll need to have an instance of Gmail open on Chrome before you go offline, so make you've got one of those before you're off to your jungle safari. If left behind, cached emails could be a serious security risk. Usually, this is only a fraction of the storage available on your computer, so the available storage shown in Gmail offline settings is smaller than the actual available storage on your computer.

Before you go all-in on offline mode, there are a few limitations you should know about.

As for using Gmail offline, you will need to be on Chrome 61 or later, as the feature does not work in other browsers.

Under "All cookies and site data", click Remove all.

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