How To Remove Gmail People Widget

Gmail introduced the People Widget last month and began to roll out the new feature slowly to all Gmail users. People Widget is a small contextual sidebar to the right of your email messages that features information about the people you’re communicating with in Gmail.

It features the job title of the person whom you are interacting with, recent emails exchanged, photo, calendar availability, and shared Google Docs. People Widget, however, is only restricted to Google’s services like Google Calendar, Google Buzz, Google Docs and so on. It does not share third-party services like Twitter and Facebook.

Some users like you find the information widget quite annoying and that is why you are here. Here’s how you can remove and get rid of Gmail’s People Widget.

Step One:

Go to your Gmail Settings on the top-right corner of your Gmail page.

gmail settings How To Remove Gmail People Widget

Step Two:

On the General tab scroll down, and in the People Widget section, select Hide the people widget.

gmail people widget How To Remove Gmail People Widget

Step Three:

Click Save. You’re done. The widget will never appear again until you enable it.

2 Responses to “How To Remove Gmail People Widget”

  1. Thatguy
    July 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    It still, however, leaves a huge white space on the right-side of all your emails where the ‘people widget’ used to be, this is absolutely terrible, obviously they have stopped caring about people who use non-widescreen or windowed modes for their email.

  2. the other guy
    February 17, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    agree’d, absolutely absurd 

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