How To Quickly Read All Emails On Gmail

If your Gmail inbox is filled with numerous unread emails, it may take a significant amount of time to review each one separately. Thankfully, Gmail offers a convenient method to easily mark all emails as read in a few simple steps. In this blog post, we will provide instructions on how to efficiently read all emails in Gmail.

Step 1: Open Your Gmail Inbox

First, open your preferred web browser and navigate to Enter your Gmail account credentials to log in if you haven’t already.

Step 2: Select All Unread Emails

Once logged in, you’ll see a checkbox at the top left corner of your inbox. It’s used to select all emails on the current page. However, clicking on the checkbox dropdown, you’ll see the option “All”, which allows you to select all emails in your inbox.

Step 3: Mark Emails as Read

To mark all emails as read, click the “More” button right above the first email in your inbox and then click “Mark as read”.

But wait, what if you have thousands of emails and you only want to mark all the unread emails as read?

Step 4: Select and Mark Only Unread Emails as Read

In the Gmail search box at the top of the page, type in is:unread then press Enter. This will filter out all the unread emails in your inbox. From here, you can repeat the process of selecting all emails and marking them as read.

Automate with Filters

If you want to automate this process, you can do so by creating a filter. By going to the “Filters and Blocked Addresses” tab in your settings, you can create a new filter for emails that match the search is:unread. Then, you can choose to automatically mark these as read.

Here is a snippet of code that you can use:

    function markAsRead() {
    var threads ='is:unread');
    for (var i = 0; i < threads.length; i++) {

This simple script uses Google’s Gmail API to search for unread messages and mark each one as read. You can run this script on a schedule to automatically mark emails as read.


It’s simple to quickly read all emails on Gmail with these steps. Remember, keeping your inbox clean and organized can save you a lot of time and make your digital life much easier.