So, finally Google enabled the settings for Buzz in Gmail. We were expecting this with the launch of Buzz on 9th February of this year. However, Google failed to do so. However, it was too long when the setting for the Buzz is available in Gmail.
To go these settings, click on the settings at the topmost line of your Gmail page. This will take you to the settings section. Click on the Buzz tab and you will see the screen as above.
The options on the screen are self explanatory. It allows you to hide Buzz from your Gmail or remove the Buzz altogether. If you are not into social networking, you would like to disable the buzz. This will delete all buzzes from your Gmail, delete your buzz profile. if you have ever Buzzed (mean posted something on Buzz), these Buzzes (posts) will also be deleted.
I am not sure many people would like to disable the Buzz. So for people like me, there are two options:
1. Don’t change the settings. This will keep the Buzz in my Gmail. But it also means that Buzz will keep on cluttering my inbox. This really sucks.
2. Hide the Buzz from Gmail. And keep yourself away from the power that Buzz brings to the social networking. One of the many reasons to like Buzz is that it is easily accessible within my mailbox.
The choice seems to be very hard. But there is a way to solve the you. You can keep Buzz in the inbox and at the same time have a buzz free inbox by using the filter settings in Gmail.
Are you annoyed with lots of Buzzes cluttering your Gmail inbox? I am sure that you are. Buzz supposed to be fun but when they deliver it into my inbox, it seems to be a task (like other mails). There is no way in Gmail to keep inbox Buzz free. However, good news is that there is a work around for this. You can set filters to keep Buzzes coming into your inbox. You will not loose any communication as all Buzzes will be delivered to the Buzz tab. They just skip inbox.
Below is the step by step description of how you can setup filters in Gmail to keep Buzz away from inbox.
Go to the settings and click on the ‘Filters’ tab.
In the filters screen, scroll down to the bottom and click on the ‘Create New Filter’.
Set the filters as shown in the picture:
in ‘Has the Words” text box, type “label:buzz” without quotes.
Click on the ‘Next Step’ Button.
Gmail will give you an warning message. Click ‘OK’ to ignore this. This warning is for incoming mail and a Buzz is not an mail.
In the next screen, check the “Skip the Inbox” button. You settings should look like the below image.
If you want to remove the existing Buzzes from the inbox, check the “Also apply filter to the … conversation below”. This will remove the Buzzes from the inbox. However, these Buzzes will still be available in the Buzz tab.
Click “Create Filter” button to create the filter. You are done.
Go to the inbox. You will find your inbox neat and clean as one week before (i mean before the launch of Buzz). All the annoying Buzzes are gone from the inbox.
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