How to Add or Install Gmail Desktop App on Windows 11

Are you tired of using Windows 11’s default mail application? Or do you want to try out and use the Gmail app in Windows 11? It’s possible, to be sure. In Windows 11 operating system, you can create a shortcut to the Gmail application or use it fully without issue. We have detailed how to add the Gmail app to Windows 11 desktop step by step. To understand how to read the post all the way through.

It is worth noting that you can use any of your web browsers to access Gmail. However, if you don’t want to keep opening the browser, go to the Gmail web app. Then you’ve come to the right place; here, you’ll learn how to add the Gmail app or add shortcuts to the Windows 11 desktop. So let’s get straight into it.

Ways to Install & Setup Gmail app in Windows 11

Method 1: Set Up a Gmail Account in the Mail App

To begin, open the stock Mail application in Windows 11. Yes, you heard it right; even to use Gmail ID, you will first need help from the Mail application.

add account

Now navigate to Add an account option, choose Google, and now enter your Gmail ID and password and log in.

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Select allow when Windows asks for confirmation before allowing access to your Google account. Now you will be able to access your Gmail ID from the Mail application. Let’s move to the second step.

Method 2: Add Gmail Desktop App via Browser

To add the Gmail desktop app to your Windows PC, open any web browsers, navigate to Gmail and log in from your existing Gmail ID. Now, at the top right corner, you’ll see a gear icon; click on it. Now click on See all settings, Navigate to the Offline tab and check the box next to Enable offline Mail. After that, please select the option which reads Keep Offline Data On My Computer. Once finished, click Save Changes.

Gmail Desktop App via Browser

Now click on the ellipsis of the browser >> more tools >> create a shortcut. Check the Open as windows option and create. This will create a shortcut for the Gmail app on your desktop or Windows 11 PC.

So, that was all we have for this post. Thanks for sticking with us all the way end to the post. What do you think about adding the Gmail app icon in Windows 11 or do you prefer using stock mail applications from Windows? Do let us know by dropping a comment in your words down below.

About: Jack

Jack serves as Editor in Chief and Writer at Gizpie, where he frequently covers major developments in the PC and mobile technology industries. Outside of work, Jack is an avid PC gamer and enjoys building his own custom gaming PCs.

12 thoughts on “How to Add or Install Gmail Desktop App on Windows 11”

  1. Says offline not recommended for shared devices. I need it to sync to my phone. Will this cause me problems?


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