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How to disable new ‘Primary’, ‘Social’, and ‘Promotions’ tabs in Gmail [Guide]

Google has recently pushed out a new tabbed interface to Gmail users, with the intent of wanting to make it easier to organize inboxes (although some might allege Google’s secret intention was to show spam-like ads [1]). If you are like me, the new tabbed interface is actually more confusing than helpful. As such, you probably want a way to be able to turn it off. If so then you are in the right place. This article shows you how to disable, turn off, and remove the new ‘Primary’, ‘Social’, and ‘Promotions’ tabs in Gmail.

HOW TO DISABLE, TURN OFF, AND REMOVE NEW ‘PRIMARY’, ‘SOCIAL’, and ‘PROMOTIONS’ TABS IN GMAIL

To disable, turn off, and remove the new ‘Primary’, ‘Social’, and ‘Promotions’ tabs in Gmail, do the following:

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Enjoy!