Mark messages as read or unread

If you want to remember to read a message later, you can mark it as unread. You can also mark messages as read without opening them.

Mark as unread

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Open the message. (If you want to stay in your inbox, tap the sender's profile image).
  3. In the top right, tap Unread Unread.

Tip: You can change your Gmail settings to quickly take this action by swiping left or right on messages in your messages list. 

Mark as read

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. On the left, tap the sender's profile image next to the messages you want to mark.
  3. In the top right, tap Read Read .

Tip: You can change your Gmail settings to quickly take this action by swiping left or right on messages in your messages list. 

Mark all messages as read

  1. On your computer, open Gmail. You can't mark all messages as read from the Gmail app.
  2. In the top left, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then All.
  3. At the top, click More and then Mark as read.
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