In the name of convenience, Google has added many smart Gmail features this year, but not everyone8217;s excited about them. One such example, is the nudges to reply to emails you – or your recipient – yet to follow up on.
The feature pushes the email chain back to the top of your inbox, so you8217;ve probably noticed it flagging 4-5 day-old emails, in case you8217;ve forgotten about them, or if you want to 8216;nudge8217; a recipient to get back to you.
In theory, it8217;s great. However, in many cases those nudges are for conversations that have already reached their natural end. Also, if you8217;re patiently awaiting a reply from the other party, seeing their name back at the top of your inbox – without a new message – is downright annoying.
Thankfully, you can disable the nudges feature within the Gmail settings menus. You can choose whether you want to disable nudges for emails you8217;ve yet to reply to, and also for those who8217;ve yet to reply to you.
Doing so is easy. On the Gmail web client, simply go to Settings > and scroll down to Nudges. There you can untick the 8216;Suggest emails to reply to8217; or 8216;suggest emails to follow up on8217; options (via LaptopMag).
Nudges is the latest AI-based feature Google has added to Gmail throughout the year. It arrived in May alongside the offline mode, which allows users to perform actions like write, delete and archive emails while offline. All activities are synced when the user comes back online.
This year, Google also added the suggested Smart Replies, which stirred a little controversy for creating some dodgy responses, but in the main it8217;s handy for fast-moving folks looking to fire-off a quick answer.
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