My Gmail account has suddenly started putting my new emails into the "updates" folder and I don't know how to stop this from happening. I want them to go directly into my inbox.

  • It's unclear what the problem is here. Please clarify your question. Note: Gmail does not use folders; it uses labels and categories. Please also review the advice at How to Ask.
    – ale
    Apr 26 '18 at 11:02
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    The question actually is legitimate, and there is a "Categories" folder called "Updates".
    – Justin
    Aug 22 '19 at 18:27

Click the "gear" icon on the right of Gmail screen and choose "Configure Inbox". Uncheck "Updates" and any other tabs / categories you do not need.


With only "Primary" tab left, inbox returns to its old behavior: all new messages appear together in the inbox.

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