How to switch Gmail Back to Classic View

For this tutorial I will show you how to easily switch back your Gmail account to a simple, single tab, and plain HTML view. You can do this in two ways and that is what I am going to show you for this post.

The plain HTML view of Gmail is way more faster to load and the functionality is just the same as the latest one. And to be honest, I am still using this until now. So, without further introduction, let's start.

Here are the steps on how to switch back latest Gmail to Classic or plain HTML view

Switching to plain HTML view by clicking the "Load basic HTML" link

1. Open your Gmail, and while it is loading, click on the "Load basic HTML" link that you will see at the lower-right corner of your pc screen.

gmail load basic html link

2. You are now inside your Gmail account in basic HTML view.

successfully loaded gmail basic html view

3. It is like the Classic view (in the early days of Gmail) as you can see on the image below.

gmail basic html functionalities

4. To save HTML view of your Gmail, just click the "Set basic HTML as default view".

set basic html as default view for gmail account

5. You will then see a message "Your preferences have been saved."

basic html view for gmail is saved

If your internet connection is too fast and you cannot click the link on the tutorial above, you can do the tutorial below.

Switching to plain HTML view by modifying Gmail URL

1. Just normally load your Gmail account. When done, edit the URL.

gmail url web browser

2. Change the URL to and press ENTER.

editing gmail url to

3. You will be asked if you really want to use HTML Gmail. Just press "I want to use HTML Gmail" to confirm.

activate html gmail

4. Done! You are now viewing your Gmail account in basic HTML.

successfully opened gmail in basic html view

Switching back from plain HTML view to standard or latest Gmail

1. If you want to switch back to the latest or standard Gmail view, you can just click the link located below your screen. Click on "standard" and you will be back to latest Gmail.

gmail standard view link

Can I activate Gmail basic HTML view on my mobile phone? YES! But not recommended.

1. To be able to open classic Gmail on phone, you need to use your web browser app and the Gmail app. Because, only on the browser you can edit the Gmail URL.

2. Just open your Chrome, then type in the address bar and press ENTER. Then, you will see the image below. Click the "Use the web version" so that you will open Gmail in Chrome and not the Gmail app.

gmail mobile use the web version link

3. When Gmail is completely loaded, edit your Gmail URL (same as the given steps above) and press ENTER.

As U have stated above, it is not recommended to use this trick on mobile phone because Gmail app is good enough to use. This tutorial is recommended for pc users.

I do hope this post helped you. And if you have question, you can leave a comment below. Thank you!

No comments: only wants on-topic comment. Do not include any link, else your comment won't be published. Thanks!

Most Read Tutorials:

Powered by Blogger.