I wanted to delete all the emails from Gmail’s promotions tab and I was doing it wrong the whole time. And no, I wasn’t deleting my emails one by one! 😛
You know the Gmail page by default shows a list of 50 emails. And it says 1-50 of X are shown on the current page. You can navigate between pages to see a list of 50-100 emails and so on.
I used to select all the emails on one page and delete them. Then I’d select all the emails on the second page and delete them. That’s fine if you’ve like 100-200 emails. But if you have to delete thousands of them then it becomes monotonous.
Then I discovered that it’s actually possible to delete all the emails in a particular tab instead of deleting them page by page.
All you have to do is select all the emails in a particular tab (like the promotions tab). Then you’ll see something like this appears on screen –
All 50 conversations on this page are selected. Select all 83 conversations in Promotions
Now you have to click on “select all” and all the conversations will get selected in that respective tab. And then, of course, you can delete them! 🙂