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In the Gmail app on an Android the "empty trash" option in spam and trash, is gone now. In spam, I can click each individual message to delete, but in trash I do not see an option to delete. Before, in spam mail or what I moved to trash, at the top in blue there was an option "empty trash" what happen? Thanks
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Same issue in last day or so
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Same here and also the "bin" folder cannot be emptied in bulk anymore ..... Google has broken it!!!
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is there anyone in the "help center" looking at this?
is this where they will post a fix?
reboot will not work
no where in gmail setting to make adjustments
do not 'delete' spam - it will just move to your trash (which you will (also) not be able to empty)
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Hello David Atkins, Jr.. Thanks for posting to Gmail.
 
Have you tried from a computer? It seems to be working from desktop - or at least from my desktop.
Not sure if this is an Android or Gmail issue.
 
 
 
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Not able to try that (yet). Thanks for the suggestion - will try that this afternoon
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I lost the empty trash and empty spam options on my Pixel. They were there yesterday.
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Yes, working as normal on my desktop. Just my phone, it's a Google Pixel 3a if that matters, it worked two days ago, not sure what happened, but the words "empty trash" is completely gone. When I go into my trash and click on an email I fail to find "delete" anywhere.
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Seems it is an Android glitch of some type. I only do desktop so will have to do some checking but as of now I know of no workaround.
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I also have this issue on my Motorola Z4 phone only as of this afternoon. Really weird. I'm not always at my computer and it's inconvenient and nonsensical not to be able to empty trash and spam on the phone. Hopefully this will be fixed soon!!
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I have the Moto z4 as well and when I did the update on Tuesday I've been having problems ever since. I just received this new phone about a week ago I had one just like it but I had to send it back to the manufacturer due to having problem with Gmail and my phone freezing up at certain times πŸ™„. This must really be a horrible make of this Moto z4 phone, I'm very disappointedπŸ˜•.
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The issue appears to be tied to dark mode. I changed it to light mode and "Empty Trash" reappeared. I guess it's a workaround until it's been fixed.
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Now Empty Trash is back! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Tried switching from "dark mode" to light and still the "empty trash" does not show up. Rebooted my phone to. It's a One+6t. Just updated to Android 10 2 days ago. It was working fine until 30 minutes ago.
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I selected.a couple of messages in the bin and then deselected them and the empty bin appeared? Seems quite random though.

Update , open a message in the bin, close it and empty bin is there!!
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I was able to empty trash and spam on my Nokia 7 Android phone, but NOT from my Samsung Android tablet.  I've never had this problem before.
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It just happened to me however when you turn phone sideways (horizontal) it's there. However, when phone is vertical it disappears again. Don't know what's going on hoping this will be corrected.
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I have the delete trash option always on my phone, and even used the landscape action to delete, but they just stopped going away about 3 weeks ago. How would I find out what happened. Only new app I downloaded @3 weeks ago is the MyLBK app, which Lubbock, TX started for citizens to communicate service needs/issues.
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