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8. Gmail: Use Gmail Offline — Enable Offline Access

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In this video, you will learn how to use Gmail even when you’re not connected to the internet.

Setting up Gmail to access and compose messages even when you’re offline is convenient for when you need to read or compose emails, but you don’t have access to an internet connection.

To begin, return to Gmail settings.

Click the offline tab if the feature is enabled for your domain.

Not all organizations will allow this feature to be enabled, so check with your Google Workspace administrator.

Now, set up preferences for when you’re using Gmail offline.

First, choose how many days of email that you want synced and stored on your device.

Then, choose whether you want to be able to download attachments while offline.

Now, when you are logged into your Google account, you can go offline and continue using Gmail.

When you’re back online, any messages you composed will be automatically sent from the outbox folder.

To use Gmail offline, bookmark your inbox in your browser...


  1. Set up Gmail without an internet connection.
  2. Open Gmail offline.
  3. Set offline preferences.