Buttons in your Gmail toolbar
When you select an email, you'll see buttons under the search box that let you take action on your messages. For example, you can use the buttons to delete a message or mark it as spam.
What the button icons & symbols mean
: Archive the message
: Report the message as spam
: Delete the message
: Move the message to a folder
: Add or remove a label
Change your buttons to text instead of icons
You can change your buttons so that they show the name of the button instead of an icon.
- Open Gmail.
- In the top right, click Settings .
- Click Settings.
- Scroll down to the "Button labels" section.
- Select Text.
- At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
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