How To Archive Your Emails In Gmail

Are you thinking of removing certain emails you receive to organize and clean up your inbox? Do you want to hide these emails from your view instead of deleting them? If that’s the case, you can choose to archive them to remove them from your inbox temporarily. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to archive in Gmail.


There are a lot of ways to organize your inbox in Gmail. You can choose to mute, delete, or archive your emails. While the second option is the most common way to clean up your inbox, you’ll lose your emails once you empty your trash folder.

Thankfully, you have the option to hide your emails from your inbox and retrieve them in the future. In this way, you won’t lose important emails accidentally.

If that’s what you need, we have here a guide for you. We’ll teach you how to archive your emails on Gmail. Whether you’re using the web or mobile app, we got you covered.

How to archive your emails on your Gmail account

If you want to remove certain emails from your inbox without deleting them, you can choose to archive them instead. In this way, you can retrieve them later when you have time to reply or read these messages.

Whether you’re using the Gmail web or mobile app, you can archive your messages if you need to. Follow our step-by-step tutorials below to learn how.

On your web browser:
  1. Visit Gmail and sign in to your account.
  2. Select the ones you want to archive by checking the box beside the emails.

  3. Click the Archive icon below the search bar at the top of your screen.

That’s how you archive your emails from a web browser on your computer. Once someone replies to these emails, they’ll return to your inbox immediately.

On the mobile app:
  1. On the Mail tab, tap and hold on an email to select it. You can select multiple emails and archive them at the same time.

  2. Tap the Archive icon at the top of your screen.

After hiding your emails, they won’t disappear entirely from your account. You can find and retrieve them ahead of time whenever you want. You can also choose to delete them without returning the messages to your inbox.

How to find archived emails on Gmail

If you need to retrieve or check your archived emails, there are two ways to do so. The first option is to view all mails on your account and find them one by one.

If you’re using Gmail on your web browser, you can find the option to view all your mail by clicking More on the left and selecting All Mail. As for those using the Android app, open the menu (hamburger icon) and tap All Mail.

On the other hand, you can choose to use the search bar to look for archived emails. However, please note that you need to know some information about the message, like its sender, subject, or content.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to archive in Gmail, you choose to hide your emails from your inbox instead of deleting them. When you do, they’ll disappear from your inbox until someone replies to the email.

You can also retrieve archived emails ahead of time if you want to. You can find them on the “All Mails” folder or by using the search bar.

That’s everything we have on our guide about archiving in Gmail. For more tips, tricks, and tutorials, visit us regularly for our daily posts and updates.

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