Nudges are a way to Gmail or Messages on your Android device to remind you to reply to or continue a conversation you started on Gmail or Google Messages. These Google apps use machine learning to recognize conversations that, after a while, need attention. This feature can appear in different ways depending on the application.
These Google apps nudges can be helpful for some people who forget to reply to or follow up on important emails and messages. However, they can be annoying, on the other hand, if you receive them frequently. Luckily, you can disable these nudges if needed in Gmail and Google Messages. Here’s how.
Nudges in Gmail
In Gmail, a nudge may appear as an email that has been moved to the top of your inbox. You’ll see the email at the top of your inbox with a message to reply or follow this conversation by email.
Open the Gmail app on your Android device.
Scroll down and go to Settings.
Select Gmail account for which you want to disable nudges.
Scroll down, tap respond and follow up available under the Nudges tab.
Uncheck the boxes Suggest an email to reply to and Suggest emails to follow up.
Nudges in Google Messages
In the Google Messages app, the nudge notification will move a conversation to the top of your messages and show a small notification asking you to reply or follow up on it. The boost disappears once you send another message in that conversation.
Open Google Messages on your Android smartphone.
Scroll down and tap the button Hints tab.
Push the button Elbow option.
Disable the toggle for boosts you want to disable.