Viewing your Email with the Preview Pane

Gmail provides 4 options for viewing an email, the default is set to no Preview Pane.

  • No split (No Preview Pane)
  • Vertical split (Preview Pane on the right-hand side)
  • Horizontal split (Preview Pane below the inbox)

We have enabled the Preview Pane button for all users, you can find it just to the left of the Settings cog icon in your Gmail inbox.

The video below shows the examples of no Preview, Vertical Split and Horizontal Split, in any of these view types you can also right-click an email and select ‘Open in new window’ to open it in a separate window to the main Gmail inbox.