How to mark all emails as read in Gmail

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When your inbox is full of unread emails, marking all messages as read can help. You can mark all emails as read in your Gmail account. In the desktop version of Gmail, there are two methods to mark all emails as read: via the search bar or "Select all". On the mobile app, you can mark emails as read only one by one, not in bulk.


Either because you've returned from a vacation, or because you want to have your inbox under control without deleting everything, marking emails as read in Gmail can be a good starting point for taking back your digital space.



Note, however, that you can mark all of your emails as read only in the desktop version of Gmail. In the mobile app, you can mark messages as read only one by one. Here's how to mark all emails as read.

How to mark all emails as read in Gmail on desktop

You have two options: using the search bar or the option Select all.


Using the search bar

  1. Go to the Gmail website and log in if necessary.
  2. To type label:inbox is:unread in the search bar, located at the top of the screen.
  3. Press on Enter. You will then see all your unread emails appear.
  4. Click on carrot at the bottom next to the box Select at the top of the email list and press Tutto.
  5. If it appears, do it click su Select all the conversations that match the results in the banner at the top of the screen.
  6. Click on three dots at the right end of the menu above the selected emails and choose Mark as read.

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Using the 'select all' option

  1. Awards on carrot at the bottom next to the Select box in the toolbar at the top and choose Tutto.
  2. Select the icon Mark as read from the toolbar at the top. It looks like an open envelope.

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