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Gmail Features with Google Sync

Starting Jan. 30, 2013, only G Suite, Education, and Government customers can set up new devices with Google Sync. Learn more.

Here's how actions taken on your mobile device using Google Sync will appear in the Gmail web interface.

Action on mobile device/client (iPhone, Windows Phone, Outlook, etc.) Result in Gmail on the web
Open a message Mark a message as read
Move message to Starred Apply a star to the message
Move a message to a folder Apply a label to the message
Move a message to Spam Report a message as spam
Move a message to Trash Message will be archived.
Send a message Store message in Sent Mail
Delete a message in inbox Move that message to Archive
Delete a message from a folder Remove that label from the message
Delete a message from [All Mail] Move the message to Trash
Delete a message from Spam or Trash Delete the message permanently

Not supported and limited support:

  • Searching messages in Gmail is currently supported for iOS devices, but not for other devices.
  • Editing email drafts is not supported by Google Sync for any device.
  • Archiving mail by using the iOS native app option is not supported. 
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