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Gmail Android App: How To Get the Delete Button Back

The new Gmail Android app has great design and usability, but one thing that can be annoying for some users is the lack of the Delete (trashcan icon) button. Here’s how to get it back.

Get Delete Icon Back in Gmail for Android

Tap the menu button on the top right side of the app and then Settings.

Gmail Android app restore delete button menu

Now, go to General settings.

Gmail Android app restore delete button General settings

Next go to Archive & Delete Actions.

Gmail Android app restore delete button archive delete

You’ll be able to select whether you want to show the archive button, delete button, or both. I went with both, as it’s more convenient for me, but you can do whatever is comfortable for you.

Gmail Android app restore delete button opting

There you go. The delete button is back in the Gmail toolbar!

Gmail Android app restore delete button restored

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One Response to Gmail Android App: How To Get the Delete Button Back

  1. mary June 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Hey thanks! This has been bugging me for a few days now so I’m really glad I found your article!

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