Hide/Disable/Block Ads & Sponsored links in Gmail

by Mayur on January 23, 2010

in How To's, Tips 'n' Tricks

gMail icon Are you tired off seeing those annoying advertisements and sponsored links in your Gmail account? Today, I’m sharing an easy and working method which can remove all those ads and extra links from Gmail in Firefox & Google Chrome.

Hiding web clips shown above the Gmail Inbox

Web Clips show you news headlines, blog posts, RSS and Atom feeds, and relevant sponsored links, right at the top of your inbox.

Web clips in gmail

To disable them, open Settings in gmail and select Web Clips tab. Uncheck the box saying ‘Show my web clips above the Inbox’.

Web clips disabled

No more web clips will appear now!

Disable/Hide/Turn Off Ads or Sponsored Links appearing in Sidebar -

Many ads & sponsored links are shown in Gmail sidebar, when a mail is opened which can be sometimes irritating to users. There is a simple way to get rid of them.

Gmail with Ads

Gmail without Ads

Just follow the simple steps below for your desired browser:

For Mozilla Firefox -

1. Download and Install Greasemonkey add-on.

2. Install GMail Without Ads! GM userscript.

This will block ads only on Gmail but not on Google Apps mail. You can easily add your Apps mail (like http://mail.webtrickz.com/) to above GM script in order to hide ads on it.

For Google Chrome -

This is applicable for users running Google Chrome Beta version.

1. Open the ‘Gmail Hide Sponsored Links’ webpage on your Chrome browser.

2. Click the Install button to install this extension.

All ads will now be blocked both from Gmail and Google Apps mail.

Do share your views with us on the above trick :D

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

ibra January 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm


how to block spam email ?


MostlyBlog January 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Good post i have to try this now thanks for sharing,


Butch January 24, 2010 at 2:43 am

Thanks… sending Trackback.


Tolly Celebs January 24, 2010 at 7:08 am

Really cool tip.


mmg1818 January 24, 2010 at 11:44 am

and Opera have this option.


Mohammed Sarhan January 25, 2010 at 1:45 am

Did you try Webmail Ad blocker addon (FF)
It’s amazing for GMail, Yahoo & Hotmail


Joe July 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

I’m an Opera 10.60 user. What can I do te remove de ads of my gmail account


Thanks August 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Good one..really helpful…


Shivanshu January 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I would like to thank you for writing this such an useful article. I am very inspired by it. Thank you very much.
Shivanshu Srivastava


Angela August 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Very simple fix, thank you!


Thank u August 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Eyvallah :)


WebHybrid September 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

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hydrops October 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Finally !!!!

Thank you very much.


Phil Maggitti March 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

What about blocking web-clip ads at the bottom of gmails?


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