The new Gmail interface has suggestions visible in this image: enter image description here

How can I turn them off?

  • From the mobile app, under account settings you have (around the middle) Smart Reply checkbox that can be removed. I haven't saw any same-name-looking setting in the web app. Maybe it will work? Commented Jun 28, 2018 at 23:56
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    Unfortunately I don't have this setting. I think it's because I don't use a smart phone, I only access gmail from a web browser on a computer. Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 7:28

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As we saw, at the moment there isn't a builtin way for doing that.

You can go for other solutions:

  • Block the element with your ad blocker
  • Use a user script manager with a small script that will just remove the suggested replies.

    • You can use this:

      document.querySelector('div[aria-label*="Suggested reply"]').parentNode.remove()

      enter image description here

  • It seems I didn't need to block the element with ad block or set up a script to remove the replies. 2 weeks have passed since I asked the question above and now the suggestions do not appear any more. Maybe because I didn't use them a single time? Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 8:08
  • That's interesting 🤔 Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 10:17
  • In fact the suggestions where not gone. Using Add block plus, I added a filter for ` .bra` elements, by clicking on "block element" and clicking on the suggestion text. Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 14:19

Apparently there's a setting under the General tab called Writing suggestions off.

There's also the Smart Reply setting. Turning both of those off should turn off any suggestions that Gmail offers.

Source: https://betanews.com/2018/10/07/disable-gmail-smart-compose/


1st and foremost - Go to your Gmail account and click on the settings menu at the top right corner and inside the settings -> general tab -> smart reply -> check the button "Smart reply off".

That's it! you will never get any suggestions until you enable the button manually.

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