Disable GMail App from Showing Sender Images in Android

GMail is the only app I use on my Android smartphone as it allows not only adding a Google GMail account, but also the email accounts from other email service providers. If the email account can be accessed using POP3 or IMAP protocols, then you can add it in the GMail app. But one thing that really annoys me is the displaying of the sender’s images – mostly because all the emails I receive do not really have any sender’s images. So how about disable these sender’s images and let the space be used for showing a little bit of the message itself?

Disable Sender Images in GMail app

Here is how you can go about disabling the sender’s images in the Google GMail app:

  1. Launch the Google GMail app and tap on the hamburger icon near the top-left corner of the app.
  2. From the menu that pops up, select Settings.Disable Sender Images in GMail app
  3. Select General Settings on the next screen.
  4. Finally uncheck the checkbox labeled Sender image from the general settings screen.

By disabling the sender images in the main GMail inbox interface, you can have more space to see the excerpt from the message. But at the same time, it could make it a little difficult to identify the sender just by having a cursory look at your inbox.