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Buttons in your Gmail toolbar

The Gmail toolbar lets you take action on your messages. For example, you can use the buttons to delete a message or mark something as spam. The toolbar is located under the search box and above your messages.

Gmail toolbar

Some buttons, like Archive, Spam, and Labels, only show up if you've selected or opened a message.

Guide to the button icons

Report spam icon Report spam
Trashcan icon Delete
Move to Move to

Change the button labels to text instead of icons

Text version of toolbar

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Button labels section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Select Text.
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

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