How To Delete All Emails In Gmail In One Go? Quick & Easy Guide

Clear your inbox in just a single step.

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If you are anything like me, you probably haven’t paid enough attention to unread emails piling up in your inbox. Your Gmail is likely oozing with default social notifications, newsletters you keep procrastinating on reading, and marketing emails from a website you don’t remember signing up for. To quickly get rid of all that, this guide will show you how to delete all emails in Gmail.

Deleting old and unnecessary emails in Gmail has its own benefits. Doing this clears the junk in your inbox and saves valuable cloud storage in your Drive account. This will help you organize and maintain your inbox so that important emails don’t get lost in the clutter.

How to mass-delete emails in Gmail?

Many users don’t know that they can delete all the emails at once instead of deleting them one after the other. However, Gmail offers you this ability only on the desktop version of the platform. Follow the steps below to mass-delete emails in Gmail.

  1. Visit Gmail and sign in to your account.
  2. Select the category of emails you want to delete.
select category in gmail

3. Click on the checkbox near the top next to the archive button (box icon). Then, click on the “Select all … conversation in <category>” label.

selecting all emails in category

4. Click on the delete button (trashcan icon) near the top to bulk-delete all emails in that category. Then, click on “OK” to confirm the decision.

bulk delete emails in gmail

Similarly, you can delete all emails in other categories as well. It’s important to note that the “Select all … conversations in <category>” label won’t appear when the emails in a category only take up a single inbox page.

Lastly, this covers everything you need to know about deleting all emails from your account. Check out this guide if you wish to find archived emails from your account. For those who want to read similar guides, check out our Gmail how-to series. For any queries or suggestions, use the comment section below.

FAQs

Is there a faster way to delete all emails in Gmail?

Instead of deleting your emails one by one, you can bulk-delete them via Gmail’s desktop site.

Can I delete more than 100 emails at a time in Gmail?

Yes, you can delete more than 100 emails at a time by clicking on the checkbox near the top and selecting “Select all … conversations in <category>.”

Priye Rai

Priye Rai

Priye is a tech writer at Fossbytes, who writes about gaming and anything remotely related to tech, including smartphones, apps, OTT, etc. He prefers to be called a "video game journalist" and grimaces when he doesn't get to be "Player 1." If you want to talk about games or send any feedback, drop him a mail at [email protected]

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