In a world of seemingly endless emails, many of us send and receive a ton of emails every day. Whether for professional or personal purposes, these emails quickly turn inboxes into cluttered repositories of clutter.
While many emails are disposable, you may want to save some of them for future reference. Regardless of the reason, keeping everything in your inbox becomes problematic for a number of reasons.
What is a Gmail archive?
Instead of deleting an email and losing it forever, you can archive it instead. Once the message is placed in archive gmail it is removed from the inbox and marked with the label » All mail» . These messages remain in your Gmail account and can be easily retrieved later, but at the same time they are out of sight and out of sight.
When someone replies to an archived message, it is automatically returned to your inbox.
Sending a message to the Gmail archive is very easy, which is why some people mistakenly archive emails by clicking or tapping the wrong option. Lucky for them receiving archived messages almost as easy as archiving them.
Archiving emails on a computer
To archive a message on your computer, first sign in to the Gmail interface using your preferred web browser.
Select the email or emails you want to archive by checking the appropriate boxes to highlight all of them.
Click icon » Archive» at the top of the screen, represented by a folder with a down arrow in the foreground.
Messages are moved and a confirmation message appears with a link » Cancel» which undoes the change if you click on it.
Archiving email on an Android or iOS device
Move messages to your archive on smartphones and tablets even easier if you are using the Gmail app. Just swipe from right to left on a message in your inbox or other folder and it will be instantly archived, provided your swipe settings haven’t been changed before.
To pre-test your Gmail swipe options, follow these steps:
For Android devices