Jhq, I change out my widgets periodically on my smartphone so I can understand the need for not wanting a certain widget on your main screen anymore. We'll ensure we find the proper fix for this together. Have you at all attempted to restart your Pixel 2 or perform a Soft Reset and then try again?
Please reference the link attached for instructions on how to remove the Gmail widget off your home screen. Keep me posted and I hope this information helps. http://spr.ly/6586DmuHu
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