How to mark as read all emails in Gmail?

Gmail inboxes getting unorganized at times is a common thing. In order to get rid of the chaos quickly, you can mark as read all emails in Gmail.

You can select email one by one or select all of the mails at once and mark them as read.

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How to mark as read all emails on Desktop/PC?

In this section, you will find the ways on how to mark all emails as read in Gmail on Desktop or PC.

Follow these steps to mark all emails as read in Gmail on PC or Desktop:

  1. Firstly, open gmail.com and login your account by entering the email ID or phone and Password.
    Mark All as read desktop
  2. Here in the beow image you can see a search box above your emails.
    Mark as read desktop
  3. Enter and search is:unread in the search box.
  4. Subsequently, you will see the list of unread emails. Click the empty checkbox at the top of search results as shown in the below image.
  5. A text saying All conversations on this page are selected will appear. Click Select all conversations that match this search written in blue color as shown in the picture.
    Select all as read
  6. After that, a text stating All conversations in this search are selected will appear.
    All as read Desktop
  7. Click on the open letter icon (shown as A) or the three dots in the same menu bar and select Mark As Read (shown as B).
    mark All as read desktop
  8. Lastly, click OK in the Confirm bulk action pop-up window to mark all emails as read.

How to mark as read all emails on mobile phone?

There is no option to mark as read all the emails in the Gmail app for mobile. However, you can use desktop mode in the mobile browser to do so, and the subsequent steps remain the same as for desktop. This method works on all Android and iOS mobile phones.

Follow these steps to mark all emails of Gmail as read iPhone, iPad, and Android:

  1. Firstly, open chrome or any other browser and open the options menu by clicking the three dots positioned at the top right in Android and at the bottom in iOS devices.
    Mark all as read mobile
  2. Enable desktop view of websites by tapping the empty check box against Enable desktop site.
  3. Now, open Gmail’s website.
    Mark all as read mobile
  4. Pinch in to zoom in order to clearly see the contents, and login your account by entering the email ID or phone and Password.
    Mark all as read mobile
  5. Subsequently, all your emails will open. Search in:unread in the search box above the list of emails.
  6. Tap the Empty checkbox above the search results.
    Mark all as read mobile
  7. As a result, all the emails on the page will be selected. Now tap Select all conversations that match this search.
  8. Once you see the text saying All conversations in this search are selected, tap on the open letter icon in the ribbon menu just above it.
    Mark all as read mobile
  9. Finally, tap Ok in the Confirm bulk action pop-up menu.

Note: You must enable the desktop mode before opening the website. Enabling desktop view after loading the website will open a different version of the website.


Conclusion:

In this article, we have discussed how you can mark all the emails as read on Gmail. After reading the article, you can easily bulk mark mails as read from any device.

If you want to connect with Google customer care then you can either chat or drop a mail on their official mail ID.


FAQs

How to mark thousands of emails as read in Gmail?
Search in:unread in the gmail inbox and click on the empty box in the ribbon menu on top of the mails’ list. Click on Select all conversations that match this search and then on Mark as read (shown as open letter envelope symbol in ribbon menu).

How to mark all emails as read in Gmail App Android and iOS phone?
You cannot mark all emails as read in Gmail App in one got. However, you can use an internet browser in desktop mode on an Android and iOS phone to do so.

How to mark all emails as unread in Gmail?
Search in:read in the search bar and click on the empty box in the ribbon menu on top of the mails’ list. Click on Select all conversations that match this search and then on Mark as unread (shown as closed letter envelope symbol in the ribbon menu).

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