How to quickly see the number of unread emails in Gmail

A Gmail user can quickly see the number of unread emails by enabling Unread message icon available as part of Gmail labs. To enable this feature, logon to Gmail then Mail settings from the Options menu

Gmail Settings

In the setting screen, click Labs link then scroll down to Unread message icon feature. Select Enable radio option available on the right hand side to enable this feature.

Unread messafe icon in Gmail labs

Now the browser tab will start displaying the number of unread messages in your Gmail account.

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unread email count

Also see: How to enable preview pane in Gmail

In Category: GMail, Internet Emails

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