How to Remove Sender Images in Gmail for Android

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Sender Images

In early June, Gmail for Android added a feature which automatically places senders' Google+ profile images next to their emails in your inbox. Unfortunately, this new feature is of limited utility because many (if not most) senders don't have Google+ profile images which forces the program to display the first letter of a sender's name instead. If you find  the sender images and their letter replacements a waste of space, Gmail provides an easy way to make them disappear.

To remove sender images form Gmail for Android:

  1. Select Settings from the menu in your Gmail inbox.
    Select Settings from Menu
  2. Tap General Settings
    Select General Settings in Gmail
  3. Uncheck Sender image.
    Uncheck Gmail Sender Images
  4. Hit the Back button. Your inbox will no longer have images next to the sender names.
    No more Gmail sender image

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