- Posted by: Scott Smith
- Categories: Gmail, Google Apps
Although archiving on Gmail is easy with its “Archive” button, it can get a bit tedious if you have to do all your archiving in one go. But did you know that you can archive emails when you click your “Send” button? This helps you actively spring-clean your inbox as you use it, leaving less of a mess and a more organised mailbox in the long run.
To set this up, you need to enable the “Send & Archive” button in your compose window. Click on the button at the top right and go to Settings.
Next, scroll down until you reach the “Send and Archive” category. Select the“Show ‘Send & Archive’ button in reply”.
Make sure to save your settings. To do that, scroll down and click on the “Save Changes” button.
Now when you reply to your emails, you will see a “Send & Archive” button next to the “Send” button. When you want the option to archive your email conversation, you can choose the Send+Archive button instead of the regular “Send” button.
In case you accidentally archived the wrong email thread, you can click the Undo link that will appear near the top of your inbox right after the message has been sent.