Google’s Gmail is undoubtedly one of the most widely used email services out there and Google often improves it by adding new features and changes. Now, the Mountain View giant has added the ability to use Gmail offline, without an active Internet connection. Find out how to enable offline mode in Gmail and how it works here!
How to use Gmail offline: guide (2022)
Email services such as Gmail or any other service require an active internet connection for users to check their inbox, receive new emails and reply to them. However, with offline mail mode enabled for Gmail, users will be able to access more or less all the features of Google’s email service without an Internet connection. They will be able to check their inbox, open unread emails and even send new emails to recipients.
So, if you want to use offline mode for Gmail, follow the steps below to get started right away.
- Open your Gmail account on your Mac, Linux or Windows PC and go to settings using the cog icon in the upper right corner. From the context menu, select “See all parameters” to open the settings menu.
- Go to the “Offline” in the top navigation bar.
- On this page, check the box “Enable offline mail” to enable offline mode for Gmail. You can also choose the desired settings for the function.
- Once done, click the “Save Changes” button basically.
When offline mode is enabled, Gmail automatically syncs your latest emails for offline access and retains them for a certain period, ranging from 7 to 90 days.
However, it should be mentioned that sending an email while offline will not actually send the email to a recipient. It will rather be save the composed mail in the “Outbox” folder and send it as soon as the user comes back online. Google also suggests users to mark Gmail in their Chrome browsers to easily access the platform while offline.
You can learn more about Gmail offline mode on Google’s official support page. Also, let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below.