Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am using Gmail with too many labels with multiple levels. I also have the Preview Pane lab enabled.

I want to move the chat window to the right side. It was previously there. But I am not able to move it now. Please guide me to do the same.

Current layout of chat window

share|improve this question
up vote 8 down vote accepted

I don't think it's compatible with the Preview Pane feature. Even if you have them both enabled, the Preview Pane has precedence and it moves the chat list to the left side.

You can disable the Preview Pane lab: Go to Mail settings -> Labs -> Search for Preview pane in the page -> Set it to Disable -> Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

To enable the right side chat window: go to Mail settings -> Labs -> Search for Right-side chat in the page -> Set it to Enable -> ClickSave Changes at the bottom of the page.

share|improve this answer

Yes, Its Simple. There is a lab feature developed by Emily C

  1. Goto the Settings in your Mail Account.
  2. Under the Labs Tab, search for Right-Side Chat
  3. Click Enable.
  4. Save Changes.

There you go! :D

share|improve this answer
Only that it’s incompatible with the Preview Pane view. Please read the answer and comments before posting. – Alex Jun 23 '12 at 17:10

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.