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

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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.


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

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    Only that it’s incompatible with the Preview Pane view. Please read the answer and comments before posting.
    – Alex
    Jun 23, 2012 at 17:10

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