How to Select All in Gmail

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Here’s how to Select All in Gmail, in case you want to mass delete emails or mark a bunch of them as read.

How to Select All in Gmail

Do you want to figure out an easy way to select all emails in Gmail? We’ve got you covered. There could be a variety of reasons why you want to mass select a bunch of emails, such as cleaning up your inbox or marking a bunch of emails as read to get rid of the unread alerts. No matter the reason, here’s how to select all in Gmail.

How to Select All in Gmail

To select all emails in Gmail:

  1. Launch and log in to the Gmail website.
  2. Tap on your Inbox.
  3. Tap on the Checkbox on the top left of Gmail, under the search bar, to highlight all the emails in the current view.
  4. Click the blue text that says, “Select all conversations in the inbox.”
  5. All emails are now selected.

Another way to select multiple emails is to click on the checkbox to the left of an email, hold the shift key, and then select another email farther down the list. Doing this highlights all emails in between the two you’ve selected. If you’re using the Gmail app on your phone, there is no easy way to select all, and we’d recommend loading Gmail in a browser.

How to Mark All Emails as Read in Gmail

To mark all emails as read in Gmail, visit the Gmail website and tap the inbox tab. In the search bar, type “is:unread” to query all unread emails. Tap the checkbox on the top left to highlight all the messages in the current view, and then tap on the button that says “Select all conversations that match this search.” Next, tap on the three dots under the search bar, and choose “Mark as read.”

FAQ

Why can’t I select all in Gmail?

There isn’t a select all button in Gmail because Google believes that users should only select the messages that they want to take action on. This helps to declutter the inbox and make it easier to find important messages.

How do I mass delete emails in Gmail?

You can delete all emails in Gmail by selecting the “All” option in the label drop-down menu, then selecting the checkbox next to the message and clicking the trash can icon.

Can you select all emails from one sender Gmail?

To select all emails from one sender in Gmail, use the search bar and type “from:” followed by their email address. Press Enter and Gmail will pull up all the emails from that sender. Select the checkmark at the top left, and choose “Select all conversations that match this search.”

How do I select all in Gmail App 2022?

To select all messages in your inbox, open the Gmail app and go to your inbox. Tap on the letter or photo on the left of each message you want to select.

Where is the Select All button in Gmail app?

Open Gmail and tap the menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen. Tap Select. Tap the checkbox next to each message you want to select. Tap the menu icon again and tap Delete.

How do I select more than 50 emails in Gmail?

There is not currently a way to select more than 50 emails at a time in Gmail.

How do I select all to delete in Gmail app?

There is no way to select all messages in Gmail app.

How do you select multiple emails to delete in Gmail?

In Gmail, you can select multiple emails to delete in several ways. On a computer, you can tap on the checkbox on the top left to select all messages in the current view. On mobile, you can tap on the profile icon or letter to the left of each message to select it.

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