Enable Gmail Desktop Notifications on a Mac

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    To start with, download an application called Aura.
    Search for this program in the App Store and click "Get".
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    Then, click the green "Install App" button.
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    You may need to sign in to download the application from App Store.
    Enter your Apple ID and password and click "Sign In" or press "enter".
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    Once the application has been installed, click the blue "Open" button.
    This button is located on the left side of the window at the same location as "Get" and "Install App". You will be asked to set up Aura with your Google account.
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    Click "Continue" at the bottom of the pop-up box.
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    Then, click "Email" and enter your Google account email address.
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    Press "tab" and enter your password.
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    Click "Sign In" or press "enter".
    On the next screen, you will be informed that a verification code will have been sent to the telephone number linked to your Google account.
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    Enter the verification code that has been sent to your phone.
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    Click "Verify" or press "enter".
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    In the next box that appears, click the blue "Accept" button.
    Clicking "Accept" allows the software to view your email messages.
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    You can also check the "Start Aura automatically (recommended)" box.
    This will let Aura launch itself automatically.
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    Then, click "Continue" at the bottom of this window.
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    You can uncheck "Subscribe to Aura mailing list".
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    Then, click "Done" at the bottom of the window.
    Now, when you receive a new email message, you will also receive a desktop notification. There may be a slight delay on the notifications, but they do work.
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This was a tutorial on how to add desktop notifications without using the Gmail application and just using the Gmail web site and Aura on your Mac. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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