Make HEY your default email program

Use HEY as your default email app. Make sure you've got our mobile and desktop apps downloaded and installed first, then use the instructions below based on your operating system:

Mac OS

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. From the Mail menu in the menu bar, choose Settings (or Preferences).*
  3. Click General.
  4. Choose HEY from the “Default email reader” pop-up menu.


  1. In Windows, select Start and type Default apps
  2. Select Default apps from the suggestions. 
  3. Under Email, select HEY.


  1. Go to Settings and scroll down until you find HEY.
  2. Tap HEY, then tap Default Mail App.
  3. Select HEY to set it as the default. A checkmark appears to confirm it's the default.


  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Find your current default email app and tap on it
  4. Scroll down and tap on Open by default
  5. Tap Clear default preferences
  6. Next time you're prompted to open an email, Android will ask you to set your default email app.

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