If you’re like me you have your domain names mapped to Gmail using Google Apps. This is a really cool thing to do if you’ve not done it btw. If you’re like me two times over you’ve noticed that the “Offline” feature in Gmail has quit working as of late… or isn’t working at all if you’re just now trying to activate it.
Sure, you can go into “Labs” and enable it just fine, but the little offline link in the top right hand corner doesn’t show up. I kept thinking, and searching for, “I don’t see the offline link.” Well, here’s how to fix it…
NOTE: You’ll need to be the administrator of the domain to do this. If you are not, point them here and let them do it for you.
- Login to your domain name Google Apps administration panel. ex: https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/YOURDOMAIN.com/
- Go to the “Domain Settings” tab.
- Scroll down until you see the “New Services and Pre-release Features” section.
- Check BOTH boxes in that section.
- Save your changes.
Now you just have to wait about 10 minutes, reload your Google Apps Gmail page, and you should see the little “Offline” link at the top!