How to Make the Gmail Unread Count Visible in Tabs

Always know how many unread emails you have

Gmail supports a tweak to display an unread-message count overlaying the Gmail icon in your Chrome tab. This setting is most useful If you keep your inbox open in a smaller, pinned window or if you regularly have too many tabs open to see the number in the title.

Here's how it works.

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:

  1. In your Gmail inbox screen, select Settings (gear icon).

    Gmail inbox screen with Settings highlighted
  2. Select See all settings.

    Gmail settings with See all settings highlighted.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.

    Gmail settings with Advanced tab highlighted
  4. In the Unread message icon section, select Enable, then select Save Changes.

    Gmail settings with Enable and Save Changes highlighted
  5. Now, your Gmail Chrome tab will display the number of unread messages you currently have.

    Gmail tab highlighted displaying number of unread messages
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