Buttons in your Gmail toolbar

On your computer, when you select a message, buttons appear under the search box in Gmail. You can use the buttons to take action on the message, such as deleting or reporting it as spam.

Learn how each button works

Archive : Archive the message.

Report spam : Report the message as spam.

Delete : Delete the message.

Mark as unread : Mark the message as unread.

Mark as read : Mark the message as read.

Snooze : Snooze the message.

Add to Tasks : Create a task based off the message in Google Tasks.

Move to : Move the message to a label.

Move to inbox : Move a message to your inbox.

Labels : Add or remove a label.

More : Find more options for managing your messages.

Mark as important : Add an importance marker to the message.

Mark as not important : Remove the importance marker from the message.

Add star : Star the message.

Remove star : Remove the star from the message.

Filter messages like these : Create a new filter for messages from the sender.

Mute : Mute the message.

Forward as attachment Attach: Forward the message as an attachment.

Additional button actions

When you right-click on a message, you can:

  • Reply : Reply to the message.
  • Reply all : Reply to all recipients that received the message.
  • Forward : Forward the message.
  • Find emails from : Search for emails in your inbox from the sender.

Change buttons to text

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings and then See all settings.
  3. Scroll down to the "Button labels" section.
  4. Select Text.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Save changes.

Turn off hover actions

With hover actions, when you hover to the right of a message, you can archive, delete, snooze, or mark a message as read. You can turn hover actions off.
  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. Click Settings and then See all settings.
  3. Scroll down to the "Hover actions" section.
  4. Select Disable hover actions.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Save changes.
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