Gmail™ for Android™ - Delete Messages

Note Ensure your Google apps are up to date as the following steps apply to the most recent version.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Apps icon > (Google) > Gmail Gmail icon.
    Note If unavailable, swipe up from the center of the display then tap Gmail Gmail icon.
  2. From the appropriate Inbox, tap the circular icon to the left of the message(s).
    Note Message is marked for deletion when the icon changes to a check mark.
  3. Tap the Delete icon Delete icon (located in the upper-right).
    Note To permanently delete several or all messages from the Trash folder, refer to Delete emails & recover from Trash and click Computer then choose the desired option. This process can't be completed from the mobile app.