Gmail App For Android Updates, Replaces Quick Access Delete Button [How-To]

Google has rolled out an update that replaced the delete button which was removed from the Android e-mail app. Now, the Gmail for Android no longer displays the trash button by default, so, it’s back again and if you still like to delete certain emails, rather than archiving everything, here’s how to get the trash button back – complete guide.

Gmail app for Android users who missed the quick access delete button which a few weeks ago revamped is back now. Google has unexpectedly made a U-turn on the decision thanks to user feedback and has now restored by changing the settings.

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Gmail Android users now have the ability to use it! And can be controlled through the in-app settings menu right away. While the Web version now has a tabbed inbox to support categories and the mobile apps have an updated interface as well. Remind you that if you have updated to the new Android app, you’ll be noticed that there’s no longer a trash button in the toolbar when viewing a message. Because, it was redesigned and in that place you’ll find buttons for archive, mark, and move. You’ll also see an additional button for labels and no delete button anymore.

Google has come to its senses with its Gmail app for Android. If you prefer to delete certain mails, rather than archiving everything, you can still use the trash button to quickly delete messages without having to go to the menu first. For that you have to enable it first in the settings. How? Below is the answer!

Go to Settings > General Settings, then tap on Archive & delete actions. Now, you’ll see a pop-up with three different options: Show archive only, Show delete only, and Show archive & delete. Tap on one of the actions that include “delete” to enable the trash button.

Today’s update for Gmail for Android app includes the ability to tap sender images to select multiple emails in the conversation list, bug fixes and performance tweaks as well.

Gmail for Android app is now available as a free of charge download from the Google Play Store, supports any Android device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.