If you’re not of the Inbox Zero type – and I certainly am not – you can sometimes count on Gmail’s “Select all conversations that match this search”, reading hundreds or thousands of messages simultaneously , Option to archive or delete.
Except that we can’t do it anymore, nor have we seen many angry Gmail users. The option has run out and disappeared.
@Gmail Hey, how come there isn’t an option to “select all conversations” to mark thousands to read at once?
I’m typing the “typing:” unread “+” all “check box, but instead of” select all conversations “at the top of my screen it says” No results found “.. .? pic.twitter.com/dercwGE5OE
– Laura McCillan (@mcquillanator) September 30, 2020
It is undeniable that the “Select all conversations matching this search” option has been removed @Gmail. What on earth are they thinking ??? The action can now only be performed on a maximum of # messages per page. Mad! Fix asap @Google
– Rick Tait (@rickt) October 1, 2020
Instead, when we search, a handful are looking at a nav bar with shortcut buttons:
Google did not respond to our requests for comment, so we are not yet sure whether we are seeing an official new UI overhaul, quick use, or perhaps a bug for Gmail. A Gmail help thread from six days ago is still unanswered.
It seems that Google’s own Gmail support team was unaware of a change; At least on some occasions, They have been instructing readers He no longer works.
Understood. Try these steps to mark all emails read in Gmail: Go to https://t.co/bXXJf3dEH5 on your computer> search for messages> select all> all conversations matching this search Select as read. keep us posted.
– Gmail (@gmail) October 1, 2020
This does not help at all, since the selection does not show all the conversation options. As my initial tweet suggests, I’ve done this before. I am unable now.
– Brent Barton (@brrrant_b) September 29, 2020
For now, if you want to read, archive, or delete more than one page worth of conversation at a time, you may need to use filters instead “Also apply filters to conversations” Button, and then remove the filter after the fact.
I tried it with some newspapers, and it is still working. This is just a hassle.