I really like that Gmail does not show images by default but now I accidentally clicked on that "Always display images from this sender" in one message.

Please, does anyone know how to undo the setting, i.e. to again ask whether or not to show images from that sender?

  • on Web or Mobile App?
    – Saurabh Sharma
    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:45

2 Answers 2


On Web

  1. Open the email for which you want to disable loading external images.
  2. Click on small arrow icon "Show details".
  3. At the bottom of the box, you will see a message and a link to disable loading images as "Images from this sender are always displayed. Don’t display from now on."
  4. Click on "Don’t display from now on.” and you are done.

Disable pictures

That will do the work for you.

On Android App

  1. Click on Hamburger menu and tap settings.
  2. Tap on your email account.
  3. Click on the menu on top right
  4. Tap on Clear picture approvals.
    clear image phone
    And that will do the trick
  • 4
    Unfortunately, these instructions are probably now outdated, at least for the web. I can't find an option "Don't display from now on." (And yes, my Settings > Images > "Ask before displaying external images" is already enabled, and the email message I'm looking at uses typical images rather than inline ones.)
    – Ryan
    Jan 30, 2020 at 15:33
  • @Ryan: This worked for me today on the gmail web site. Jul 13, 2020 at 22:14

I asked Google Workspace Support this question few times over the years. That is official, 'Always display images from this sender' cannot be undone.

Always display images from this sender cannot be undone

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    Please add text as text rather than images. P.S. Have you asked if this applies for consumer accounts too? Feb 1 at 21:38