Hide/Disable/Block Ads & Sponsored links in Gmail

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 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 😀


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

18 Responses

  1. ibra says:


    how to block spam email ?

  2. MostlyBlog says:

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

  3. Butch says:

    Thanks… sending Trackback.

  4. mmg1818 says:

    and Opera have this option.

  5. Mohammed Sarhan says:

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

  6. Joe says:

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

  7. Thanks says:

    Good one..really helpful…

  8. Shivanshu says:

    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

  9. Angela says:

    Very simple fix, thank you!

  10. Thank u says:

    Eyvallah 🙂

  11. WebHybrid says:

    Kudos. Nice and clear… cleaning out jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjunque is always satisfying!

  12. hydrops says:

    Finally !!!!

    Thank you very much.

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

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