How to Make the Gmail Unread Count More Visible in Tabs

Gmail Settings
Heinz Tschabitscher

Gmail supports an experimental tweak to display an unread-message count overlaying the Gmail icon in your Chrome tab.

Make the Gmail Unread Count More Visible in Tabs

To move the unread count forward in the Gmail page title and make it visible in background tabs or collapsed and minimized windows:

  • Select Settings in Gmail.
  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • Enable Unread message icon.
  • Click Save Changes.