Bulk Delete Gmail Messages
- So you want to clean up your Gmail inbox, and looking for an easy way to delete hundreds or even thousands of messages at once?
- In this video, I will show you how I delete 62,000 messages with just couple of clicks and made my Gmail inbox clean.
- This will work in both Gmail and G Suite (Google Apps)
1. Filter Emails
- To get started, log into your Gmail inbox as you'd always do.
- And while you're in your inbox, type "is:unread" in the search bar and perform a search.
- This will let you filter your email and only show unread messages.
2. Select all messages
- Next, check a little box under the the search bar to select all displayed messages.
- Now you notice in my case I have over 62,000 emails however, only 100 conversations are selected.
- This is because by default Gmail displays 100 messages per page. So in our next step I show you how you select all the unread conversations.
3. Select all Conversations
- So to select all messages (62,556 for my case) that match the search criteria of "unread", click on "Select all conversations that match this search" link.
- This selects all unread messages in your inbox.
4. Delete all Messages
- Now you're ready to delete all unread messages in your Gmail inbox.
- Go a head and click on the trash icon. Gmail will then ask you to confirm your action, just click "OK" and you're done.
- After confirming deletion, it may take some time for Gmail to trash all the emails. This depends on the number of messages, in my case it took about 2-3 minutes.
5. Empty Trash
- So after you've deleted emails from your inbox, Gmail stores them in the trash from where they're automatically deleted after 30 days.
- You can go a head and empty the trash yourself. To do so, just head over to your trash and click on "Empty Trash now" link, then confirm deletion.
- And that is it! I hope it was helpful, if you have any question go ahead and leave them in the comment section below and I'll be happy to help. Thank you!