ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Mark All Unread Emails as Read in Gmail

Updated on October 24, 2018
officialkent87 profile image

Kent is a blogger and freelance writer who enjoys sharing her knowledge about consumer tech. She plays mobile games on her free time.

Declutter your inbox with these 3 easy steps!
Declutter your inbox with these 3 easy steps!

If you ever find yourself staring at hundreds or even thousands of unread emails, you don't need to fret. If you are using Gmail, you can easily mark all of them as read and never have to worry about going through some tedious steps.

Keeping your Gmail inbox clean

In Gmail, marking one or two unread emails as read is easy. You simply need to select the emails you wish to mark by clicking on the checkbox right next to it. After which, click “More” from the navigation tab. It should display a drop-down menu.

From the drop-down menu, select “Mark as Read”. It’s that easy! As a matter of fact, you can do the same procedure to mark all unread emails shown on each page.

The thing is the maximum number of emails that can be shown per page is 100. If the number of your unread emails goes beyond that, you have to mark all emails as read per page.

The thing is what if you have thousands of emails left unread? For sure, it will take you lots of time to mark all unread emails per page as read. The good news is you can actually do it in just a few clicks!

All you need to do is to follow these quick and easy steps:

Step 1

Open your Gmail inbox and type is:unread on the search box. Press “ENTER” to confirm.

Step 2

As soon as you press enter, Gmail will automatically sort out the emails in your inbox leaving only the emails that are left unread. After which, you simply need to select them all by clicking the "select all" option. It's the checkbox located at the top of your Gmail inbox.

If the number of unread emails shown exceeds 100, the trick is to click the “select all” option and then click the “Select all conversations that match this search” option that appears on top of the unread emails list (see image below).

Step 3

Now that you have selected all unread emails, all that’s left to do is to mark them all as read. You can do this by clicking the “More” button (also known as the hamburger menu icon) located at the top of your Gmail inbox. A drop-down menu should appear. In it, click "Mark as read".

After that, a confirmation dialog should appear and it will ask you to confirm your bulk action. Click "OK" to confirm and simply leave it up to Gmail to do the tedious work.

There you have it! The time it takes for Gmail to mark all unread emails as read depends on the number of unread conversations or emails that you have. If you have thousands of unread emails, it may take a while.

Nonetheless, it's still a very convenient solution. Not only will it help keep your inbox clean, it will also help you focus on the emails that are truly important.

Did you find this hub useful?

See results

© 2017 Kent Peligrino

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)