How to view Gmail​ emails in a preview pane in a browser on pc or mac?


If you prefer to read emails in a browser on your pc or mac, a preview pane at the right or beneath the emails you might need to do the following steps to enable this function.

  1. After opening your Gmail email account click on the ’Settings’ option at the right a wheel type icon

  2. From the drop-down menu click on ‘Settings’

  3. Once the setting’s pane opens click on ‘Labs’

  4. There you will get a search option in which you may type ’preview pane’

  5. Then a lab feature for previewing email in the right pane should be available and enabling it should suffice to enable email display in right preview pane in your inbox

  6. Make sure you save your changes before you leave the lab feature after enabling it

Now return to your inbox.

A small button will now be available beside the settings wheel type icon and by clicking it you can choose a view of your choice either to see emails at the right or bottom as you wish. Not only for inbox, the feature generally gets enabled for your folders like junk, sent, draft etc.