How to set email links to open in Gmail

In Chrome, you can easily set Gmail as default email app right from the Gmail interface. Open up Gmail and you will see a “two arrows” like icon in the address bar. Click on it and select “Allow” to let Chrome open mailto links in Gmail.

In case you don’t find this icon in the address bar, you will have to configure it from Chrome settings. From the Chrome menu, click on “Settings” and then click on “Show advanced settings…” at the bottom.

Here click on “Content settings…” under the “Privacy” heading.

Now scroll down and click on “Manage handlers” under the “Handlers”section.

Alternatively, you can also type chrome://settings/handlers in the address bar and hit enter to access the same location easily.

Once inside, click on the drop-down menu next to “mailto” option and then select “mail.google.com” from the list.

This will set Gmail as the default email for opening mailto links.

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