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I'm using Gmail. I'd like to receive desktop notification for every new email.

How can I receive these notifications?

  • "Desktop" notification term is not used for Android/iOS applications. Inbox by Gmail is a Android/iOS application and not a desktop or direct Web Application. Maybe you should correct that part of your question. – Vasikos Mar 7 '16 at 12:47
  • @vasilis: Inbox by Gmail is accessible from the Web. But, yes, this question was mistagged. – ale Mar 7 '16 at 14:55
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    @AlE. thank you for the notice. Now I can see it too, I was staring at the introduction at www.google.com/inbox about its Android/iOS App version without noticing the "Go to Inbox" button at upper-right corner. I just enabled it for my Google Apps for Work too. I apologize from Sally and Darko as well for my previous misunderstanding. – Vasikos Mar 7 '16 at 15:03
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You have to turn Desktop Notifications on for new emails from your Gmail Settings.

From https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1075549?hl=en :

Turn desktop notifications on or off

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the gear icon Settings.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Desktop Notifications section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Choose one of the options:

    • New mail notifications on: If you use inbox categories, you’ll only be notified about messages in Primary.
    • Important mail notifications on: You’ll be notified about every incoming messages marked as important. Learn more about importance ranking.
    • Mail notifications off
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

  • I have a question. does this work only when web tab is opened with gmail or even when it is closed? – Patlatus Apr 30 at 13:31

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