How to Delete All Emails in Gmail (2021)

What you will see in this post is:

  • How to Delete All Emails in Gmail
  • How to Delete All Emails in a Particular Inbox Category
  • How to Delete Specific Emails

In this case, I’m using a PC. Let’s begin.

How to Delete All Emails in Gmail

Please note that the steps below will delete all draft, incoming and outgoing emails from your Gmail account.

Sign in to your Gmail account.

On the left side of the screen, click More.

There is an option called “All Mail” that you can find between the Scheduled and Spam options.

To select all conversations on the current page, check the box below the search box at the top.

At the top of the page there is a link that says Select all X (X is a number) conversations in All Mail. Select all conversations in the All Mail section by clicking on it.

Once you click on the trash can icon, a confirmation popup will appear.

In the pop-up window, click OK.

How to Delete All Emails in a Particular Inbox Category

I am choosing the Promotions tab. You can also use the same steps for other tabs.

Navigate to the Promotions tab.

Select the checkbox that appears below the search box.

All emails on the page will be selected. And you can see Select all X (X is a number) conversations in Promotions link at the top.

Select all emails from Promotions by clicking on the link.

At the top, click the trash can icon.

In the confirmation pop-up, click OK.

How to Delete Specific Emails

In this section, I delete all read emails, including drafts, from my account.

However, the steps are the same for other Gmail search operators as well.

Type is:read into the search box above, then hit Enter on your keyboard. You can now see all the emails you’ve read from your Gmail account.

Check the box below the search box at the top.

Click Select all conversations that match this search link.

At the top, click the trash can icon.

In the “Confirm bulk action” pop-up window, click OK.

That’s all there is to it.