If you’re not the zero-type inbox – which I certainly am not – you may sometimes rely on the “Select all conversations matching this search” option in Gmail to read, archive, or delete hundreds or thousands of messages at once.
Except that we can’t do that anymore, nor the number of angry Gmail users we’ve spotted. The option is gone and gone.
gmail Hey, how come there is no longer an option to “select all conversations” to mark thousands as read at one time?
I am writing “is: unread” + selecting the “all” checkbox, but instead of “selecting all conversations” at the top of my screen the message “no results found” appears…? pic.twitter.com/dercwGE5OE
– Laura McQuillan (@mcquillanator) September 30, 2020
Incredibly, the “Select all conversations matching this search” option has been removed from gmail. What do they think ??? Actions can now only be performed on the maximum number of messages per page. crazy! Please fix as soon as possible @The Google
Rick Tate October 1, 2020
Instead, we see a navigation bar with a few shortcut buttons when we’re looking, like this:
Google hasn’t responded to our requests for comment, so we’re not sure yet if we’re looking at an official new Gmail UI fix, a quick trial, or maybe even a bug. Gmail Help thread from six days ago So far gone unanswered.
Google’s Gmail support team apparently wasn’t aware of the change; On at least two occasions, They have provided instructions for the readers It no longer works.
I got you. Let’s try these steps to mark all emails as read in Gmail: Go to https://t.co/bXXJf3dEH5 On your computer> Search for messages> Select all> Select all conversations that match this search> Mark as read. Keep us informed.
– Gmail (gmail) October 1, 2020
It does not help at all, as the option to select all conversations does not appear. As my initial tweet indicates, I’ve done it before. I am now unable.
– Brant Barton (@brrrant_b) 29th September 2020
For now, if you want to read, archive, or delete more than one page worth conversations at once, you may want to use a filter instead, using Filter also applies to matching conversations Button, then delete the filter after the fact.
I just tried it with some newsletter, and it still seems to work. It’s just a hassle.