What is the reading pane and how can I view my email with one click in XFINITY Connect?

You can preview items in your Inbox without opening them by using the Reading Pane. This means you simply need to click the email once to display the email on the bottom of the screen or on the right. You can also open attachments and respond to meeting requests with the Reading Pane enabled. 

By default, the reading pane is turned off.

To enable/disable the Reading pane:

  1. Click on Email tab in the XFINITY Connect.
  2. Click the View icon drop down menu - by default, the Reading Pane is turned off.


  3. Select a Reading Pane view: At The Bottom or, On The Right.


  4. Turn off the Reading Pane by selecting Reading Pane Off.

How to know if the Reading Pane is on or off

Reading Pane ON



Reading Pane OFF

XFINITY Connect Lite

You can preview items in your Inbox without opening them by using the Reading Pane. This means you simply need to click the email once to display the email on the bottom of the screen or on the right. You can also open attachments and respond to meeting requests with the Reading Pane enabled.  

By default, the reading pane is turned off.

The Reading Pane is available in XFINITY Connect Lite; however, the only option is to turn it on or off and it will always display in on the right.

  1. Click Preferences and select the Email tab.
  2. Check or uncheck Always show the reading pane.

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