Do you know how to use Gmail without an Internet connection ? Previously for this purpose, Google allow the users work offline using Google Chrome browser extension such as Gmail offline. Google rolled out the new feature, Gmail offline mode that works only in the Google Chrome browser version 61 and higher.

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You can search, read, delete, label and respond to email without an active Internet connection. Once your device connects to a Internet connection, all the emails will be downloaded and queued up email will be sent.

How to enable Gmail offline mode

You have to make sure that the new version of Gmail activated on your browser. If still you’re using classic version of Gmail, head to Gmail settings menu and click “Try the new Gmail”. You can also try Gmail offline feature in classic version of Gmail.

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Now head to Gmail settings and tick the checkbox says “Enable offline mail“. You’ve to choose other settings such as storage, sync settings and security. The sync settings section allows you to decide whether to store emails from the last 7, 30, or 90 days along with attachments. In security section, you’ve to choose whether “keep offline data on my computer” or “remove offline data from my computer”.

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Once Gmail offline mode is enabled, try to send emails offline. The sent email will be placed in an “Outbox” folder, once you connected to Internet, pending email will be sent automatically.



Gmail offline feature is using your computer hard disk for storage purpose. The data stored on your computer will not be deleted when you sign out of your Gmail account. To delete the account data from your device, you’ve to disable offline mail.

To uninstall Gmail offline, Go to Google Chrome settings > advanced > privacy and security, and click content settings. Now click “cookies” and choose “all cookies and site data”, click clear all. To turn off Gmail offline, head to Gmail offline settings and uncheck “Enable offline mail”.

If you’ve multiple Gmail account, you’ll need to sign into your all Gmail account and turn on “Gmail offline”. If you like the article “how to use Gmail without Internet”,  share it with friends.

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