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I get many complaints from my customers about their Gmail accounts. What’s bugging them. Their “inbox”. They love that they can get their email on their smartphones and tablets, but they hate the extra things that come with it, such as Promotions, social, updates, etc.  I understand this can be frustrating.

In this short article I will show you in 6 easy steps how to get rid of those extra tabs/labels (Promotions and Social Tabs) once and for all!

Grab your Smartphone, get to your desktop computer and let’s get started!


Step 1

Login on your computer desktop

Open your Gmail account


Step 2

Click on settings in the upper right hand corner. The icon you’re, looking for looks like a gear wheel


Step 3

Click on configure inbox


Step 4

A pop up box will appear, select the tabs/boxes you want to enable




Step 5

In this case select promotions and social


Step 6

Click save

Your Done!

Now, sign out your Gmail account on your desktop and you can either login back in our check your new and improved email on your smartphone or tablet. Great Job, you did it! Not so bad, for an older techie.


If you have any comments, concerns or questions, please post them in the comment section below.