Instructions to make Gmail look like outlook

There are people who loved to use Outlook and are using Gmail now. Such people wish to get a feel of Outlook from Gmail. Well, there is no problem in look and functioning of Gmail but still some people would prefer the layout of Microsoft Outlook rather Google Gmail’s layout. Converting the feel and look of Gmail can be done by calling and getting help from Gmail customer service. But if you are too lazy to talk to a human then you can follow these following instructions to make Gmail look like Outlook as shown below:-

  1. Categorize your inbox.

You can organize your inbox by enabling categories. Doing this will divide your inbox into six organized categories.

  • Primary - this section will receive the most important emails.
  • Social - notifications from your social media accounts will land here.
  • Promotions - safer edition of spam is promotions, the companies which you have subscribed the newsletter of will come in this category.
  • Updates - this will get notifications from the programs you have bought.
  • Forums - if you have subscribed forums then you’ll receive them in this section.

   2.   Labels

Just when you’re done with categorizing your inbox, you can now enable labels; it allows you to create folders and emails from specific sender will automatically go to one specific folder. To do that,

  • Go to settings.
  • Click on “Labels” (can be seen between general and inbox tabs)
  • Under the categories, if you scroll down a bit you will see labels.
  • Click on “Create new label”

  3.   Preview Pane

This feature provides a preview in your inbox screen, which shows conversations just next to the list of emails. Following are the steps to enable this.

  • Go to settings.
  • Go to the top right side of the settings tab and click on the gear icon.
  • Then click on “Labs”
  • Search for “preview pane”
  • By selecting enable, the action will be enabled.
  • Then simply save changes.
  • Now, in your inbox, you’ll see an option just next to the left right arrow for splitting the screen, there you can choose the split position and it is done.


If you get any obstacles in making this happen for how to make Gmail look like outlook or any other, you may dial Gmail customer service number and you’ll receive prompt help.

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