Apps like Google Messages and Gmail have come a long way in terms of development over the years. A side effect of this development is resulting in a lot of features that you may not even want to enable. One of them is look at Gmail and Google Messages. So what are Nudges and how do you disable them on your Google apps? This quick guide will take you through it.
What are Nudges in Gmail and Google Messages?
we’ve all been there. You get an email or message from a co-worker or friend, and you tell yourself you’ll respond in no time. OK, a little bit goes by and you don’t respond. The nudge was developed for this exact scenario.
The nudge on Android is, in essence, a way for Gmail or Messages to push you in the right direction and remind you that you should either reply or tackle the conversation. These Google apps use machine learning to identify important conversations that need attention after a certain amount of time. Depending on the app, you may see this feature in different forms. For example, in Gmail, a glance will look like a moved email to the top of your inbox. If Gmail thinks you need to reply or follow up and email you again, you’ll see the action email with a message at the top of your inbox.
In Google Messages, the nudge looks very similar. If Google Messages thinks you need to follow up, the app will move that conversation to the top of your messages and show a small notification, asking you if you think you should reply. Nudge disappears once you send another message to that conversation.
Whichever app you see them in, they leave you in one of two camps: You either hate them or you love them. The looks of Android, while great for some, can be a bit annoying if you get too many of them. Luckily, Google Messages and Gmail are sparing when it comes to which conversations get a nudge.
How to deactivate…
nudge in google messages
Nudge has to be turned off from within Google Messenger. The process is very straightforward and only takes a few seconds. Here’s how to disable Android’s Nudges in Google Messenger:
- On your device, open google messages,
- tap three-dot menu top-right side of the screen.
- Tao Adjustment,
- Scroll down and tap Suggestion,
- Tap slips away,
- Choose which type of Nudges you want to disable on Android. Message Reminders will remind you of conversations that need follow-up and Birthday Reminders will let you know when you should message someone with a birthday. to disable, tap toggle,
look in gmail
In Gmail, you can disable/enable Nudges for each Google Account you connect to. To add, these steps work for iOS devices as well as Android phones. This way:
- on your device, go to gmail app,
- At the top-left corner, tap hamburger menu,
- Scroll down and tap Adjustment,
- choosing gmail account You want to disable Nudges for you.
- scroll down until you see slips away, Tap reply and follow up below it.
- note: The news section is in very small blue print. Scroll down to the very bottom and it will be towards the top of your screen.
- Uncheck either/both boxes,
and that is all! The nudges will never bother you again – until you decide you miss them. While Nudges can be a great feature, they are not for everyone and for every Google Account. When it comes to Gmail, there’s a reason you can toggle off Nudge per Gmail account.
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