How do I get the sidebar in Gmail to expand like old times?

I recently switched to the redesigned version of Gmail (aka Gmail’s new look) and I’m loving it.

However, one of the changes I noticed is that the bar on the left side (which has a list of all my folders and labels) automatically shrinks down to two buttons. It will only expand when I hover my mouse over it.

before I hover vs. after

This is very annoying. Is there any way I can tell Gmail to stop it?


You should be able to grab the horizontal line (with three dots) below “Buzz”. You can use that line to resize the area of the sidebar used for labels.



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