[How to] Hide/Remove Google Buzz From Your Gmail Inbox

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016

Even before Google has completely rolled out Google Buzz for everyone, there have been protests and unhappiness about it from certain quarters on the web. Some people are unhappy about the increase in intrusion of their privacy and few others find Google Buzz as an addition to ever-growing noise in social networking world.

If you are one of those, feel lucky! It is not tough to keep away the Buzz from your Gmail inbox. According to Adam Pash, any Buzz notification automatically matches the Gmail query label:buzz, so all you’ve got to do is set up a quick filter to keep those Buzz notifications out of your inbox. Here’s how it works:

Filter Buzz Notifications Out of Your Gmail Inbox

1. Click on Create a filter link in Gmail (next to the search box)

create-filter

2. In “Has the words” text box, enter label:buzz. Click on Next Step. Gmail will warn you that Filter searches containing label and a few other search operators won’t work, but don’t worry, they seem to work just fine, so click OK and move on.

label-buzz

3. Finally, tick the checkbox next to Skip the Inbox (Archive it) and the click the Create Filter button.

skip-inbox

That’s it! From now on, your Gmail inbox should be Buzz-free. You can optionally add a special label to your Buzz items at this point, or you could just search label:buzz whenever you want to check out your Buzz notifications.

How to Turn Off Buzz completely?

In case, you want to turn off Buzz altogether, just find the tiny turn off buzz link at the very bottom of your Gmail window. I am using Adam’s screenshot as I am not lucky enough to get access to Buzz yet.

turn-off-google-buzz

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  1. Many thanks, I was getting worried before I read your blog. I tried it and it worked successfully with little effort. Many thanks again

    Hugo

  2. As someone who hates any form of social networking type of site I was very unhappy to get this. Its not a big problem as in the UK it seems very hard to find anyone who actually uses Gmail if fact I don’t know anyone who does. That is not knocking it but Hotmail is far more popular. Anyway I am pleased that I can remove it from Gmail but if I find it taking over my Android phone then the love affair will be over and another phone sought. This crap should not be forced upon people, it should be offered. I mean who does Google think it is….Apple?