I accidentally clicked 'Always Display Images from This Sender' ('Always show pictures from this sender' in 2020) and was wondering if there's a way to undo this setting in Android gmail.

It's straightforward to undo on web Gmail, but not the same with Android (that I know of). Any help is appreciated!

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In the Android Gmail app,

From the main inbox or inside any email: Bring up the Menu > Settings > General Settings. Now click the Menu button again to bring up sub-menu of options > Clear picture approvals.

WARNING: This clears ALL your approved sender settings, I believe there is no option to revoke by individual email senders.

  • Thanks! This did it for me. Just to be clear, once on the General settings page, click the three vertical dots(icon) on the top right corner to bring up a popup menu that has the "Clear picture approvals" option. It will display a confirmation prompt that says "Stop displaying inline images from senders you previously allowed." with a CANCEL or CLEAR option.
    – Neon
    Aug 15, 2018 at 15:24

I needed to clear this setting for a single email address. I followed these steps:

  1. Open Gmail (mail.google.com) in a web browser
  2. Open an email from the sender which has an image in it
  3. In the top left of the email it will have the sender's name and below that "to me" with a little down arrow next to it
  4. Click the little down arrow and then click Don't display from now on

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    This seems to be outdated and isn't available for me. See webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/103469/…
    – Ryan
    Jan 30, 2020 at 15:40
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    @Ryan - still works for me. Make sure the email has an image in it
    – mrtsherman
    Feb 12, 2020 at 22:32
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    @RayfenWindspear This is the answer that I needed, but it's technically not correct because OP asked specifically about Android.
    – endolith
    May 25, 2021 at 17:40
  • Worked for me 2021 Aug 19, 2021 at 11:05
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    A perfect and illustrative answer. Worked for me, too. Thank you!
    – Syndog
    Feb 25, 2022 at 14:33

If you do it from from gmail you can do it on a by sender basis. Here are the instructions: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/v0rJQjdR-Pc

click show details then click Images from this sender are always displayed. Don't display from now on.


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    Please include the instructions in your post, if the link stops working this will be useless. Mar 30, 2015 at 20:46
  • Hi, I don't see that option. I went to email details, it only shows, from, to, enctryption, etc.. but no option to not display images.. Any suggestion? Feb 7, 2017 at 19:25
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    @Rafael I found these instructions clearer: prowebguru.com/2015/04/…
    – vossad01
    Feb 17, 2017 at 16:00
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    This solution no longer works. Nov 6, 2018 at 20:01
  • I agree with @LS This seems to be outdated and isn't available for me. See webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/103469/…
    – Ryan
    Jan 30, 2020 at 15:41

In 2020 there is still a working solution to the problem of having accidentally chosen "Always display pictures from this sender" in the Android Gmail app (how I miss Inbox).

Gmail app > Settings > General Settings > Triple Dot Menu > Clear Picture Approvals.

PS I'm adding my answer here even though it's a partial duplicate of another (with lots of up votes). I ignored the other answer since it referenced a specific version of Gmail from 2013 figuring that it was no longer valid. Hopefully this answer will help others like me who skip the other answer.

FYI If all else fails there is a "nuclear option":

Clear the Gmail app's storage

  1. Open System Settings app on Android.
  2. Find the Gmail app details where you can clear cache and storage (Settings > Apps and Notifications > See all applications > Gmail on Android 10).
  3. Choose "Clear storage".

Your stored accounts should persist but the unintended consequence of this action is that all your Gmail settings customizations like more sensible swipe behaviors will be lost. You have to ask yourself if the cure is worse than the disease.

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