Jun 28 AT 8:05 AM Nick Sarafolean 23 Comments

Quick-access delete button returns to the Gmail app

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Google recently pushed out a major update to Gmail and people had mixed feelings on the design. But one of the most confusing aspects was the sudden disappearance of the delete button in the quick-access bar. Even I was confused when I went to delete an e-mail for the first couple of times after updating. But customers made their voice heard and in a new update, the Gmail team has brought back the quick-access delete button. This is sure to make the people happy who were really missing their delete button.

The update also brought in the ability to click on sender images to select multiple emails in the conversation list. This is pretty much just a nicer-looking way of implementing the checkboxes from the older Gmail app. Besides that, there were just some bug fixes that came with the update which we won’t say no to. It’s good to see that the Gmail team is indeed listening to users and trying to fix some of the things that they weren’t too happy about in the recent update.

Are you guys happy to have the delete button back?


Via: Engadget

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    I noticed this update this morning and was more than overjoyed.

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  • surethom

    It was confusing & a pain when they removed it, but you could get it back from an option Deep in the settings, but it is welcome to be put back as default.

    • mickjen

      It wasn’t that deep, if you looked, it was there. Laziness abounds in America, Sheesh!

      • Dave LeFevre

        It wasn’t laziness. It was a jarring UI change that was a major change in how one used the ap. It was probably put in because the corporate preference was for the user to keep the mail for data purposes. It was being a good developer that Google chose to do what was right for the user and not just what was good for corporate purposes.

        • mickjen

          It wasn’t jarring if you had any 4.0+ device, it was common sense.

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  • John Reed

    People still delete emails on Gmail??

    • Dave LeFevre

      Absolutely. 90% of all email is either garbage or messages that aren’t going to have any meaning in a day. Why archive that?

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        I concur. Delete is the most used button in Gmail for me.

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  • TS

    Also for the labeling button, new UI one more click to do labels….. esp to make multiple labels to email…

  • rantmo

    Yesterday, I figured out how to enable the delete button again, I should have just waited!

  • Dave LeFevre

    ..and I was missing it.

    That’s why I am a Google/Open Source fan and not a Microsoft fan. When Microsoft does something bad with the UI it takes years to fix and the world has to be on the brink of absolute hatred before they’ll listen. With Google they listen and it takes less than a month. Kudos to them… this is being a good developer.

  • Wuzzer

    Thank god this is back, was getting annoyed that it was hard to find

  • donger

    Thanks, Google.

  • Jorge Eslava

    I’m glad, but annoyed that I now try to go into menu to delete emails. I’m sure I’ll get rid of this habit soon enough.

  • http://www.mroughton.net Mike Roughton

    When I noticed the delete option was removed from default, I just turned on the swipe delete feature. Meaning, instead of selecting the email(s) then clicking delete I just swipe to the left and its deleted. Very convenient!

    • derry

      Same here. I figured out the swipe delete and never looked back. Love the swipe delete.

  • scubabum

    Glad to see the Delete button back for Gmail.

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