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 or read

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Point to a message.
  3. On the right, click Mark as unread Unread or read Read.
    Note: If you're using classic Gmail, click More Moreand thenMark as read or Mark as unread.

Mark all messages as read

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. In the top left of your inbox, check the box to select all your messages.
  3. At the top, click Mark as read Read.
    Note: If you're on the old Gmail, click More Moreand thenMark as read.

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