Experiencing a slow Gmail which takes forever to load or open can be really annoying, especially when you need it urgently. If you are also wondering as to why your Gmail account is behaving so sluggishly, the reason could be anything from using an outdated/unsupported web browser to a technical server error.
If the problem is occurring because of any technical issue at Yahoo’s end, waiting for the problem to get solved automatically is the only option. However, if there is nothing wrong at Yahoo’s end, you can try the following suggestions in order to get rid of the problem in your Gmail account.
4 Steps to Fix Gmail Slow Loading Issue
1.) Make Sure You Are Accessing Your Gmail Account Using A Supported Web Browser
Using an unsupported or outdated web browser to access your Gmail account can cause slow loading issues. It is therefore suggested to always use a supported browser with the up-to-date settings for a smooth and trouble-free Gmail performance. Some of the Gmail compatible web browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge.
2.) Check Your Web Browser Extensions
Sometimes, an extension or an add-on installed on your web browser or application can also prevent Gmail from working as usual. In such a case, you can try deactivating the extension or add-on temporarily (one at a time) to see if any of these browser enhancements are interfering with Gmail’s functionalities.
3.) Make Sure to Clear Cache and Cookies From Your Web Browser
Storing cookies or cache in the web browser can also start causing issues in your Gmail account. So, always make sure to keep clearing cache and cookies from your web browser at regular intervals to keep your Gmail and another account up and running.
4.) Check Gmail Labs
In case you have any labs turned on in your Gmail account, try opening the Gmail by going to
If visiting this link fixed the problem, it is suggested to deactivate labs (one at a time) to know which lab is exactly responsible for causing Gmail slow loading error. For this –
• Open your Gmail account.
• Click on the Settings option located under the Gear icon on the top-right corner of your Gmail account.
• Under the Settings option, go to the Labs section.
• Now, click on the Disable option next to the Lab which you wish to turn off.
• Once you are done making the changes, click on the Save Change button.