Solved – How to delete labels in Gmail on Android phone (Update 2022)

how to delete labels in Gmail on Android phone

How to Delete labels in Gmail

5 minutes

Open Chrome Browser on your Android phone

Open chrome in Android

Tap on the Chrome browser of your android phone.

Select on the Kebab Menu

Select Kebab menu 3 dots in chrome

Choose the kebab menu (3 dots) on the top right corner as shown in the image.

Select Desktop site option

Select desktop site option

Choose the “Desktop site” option to see the desktop version of web pages.

Open Gmail.Google.com and sign-in

Open https://gmail.google.com and sign in with your Gmail account and password.

Select “use the Web version option”

Use web version to open Gmail

Select “Use the web version” as shown in the image to open Gmail in the web version. Don’t select the “Open The GMAIL App” option because you can’t delete labels from the Gmail app.

Select the Hamburger menu on the top left

Gmail Hamburger menu

Select the three parallel lines (Hamburger menu) from the top left.

Scroll to the last and select the Desktop option

Select View Gmail in desktop version

Scroll to the bottom of the menu and choose View Gmail in the “Desktop” option

Select the “Take me to the latest Gmail” option

choose Take me to the latest gmail option

You will get two options on this screen –
A. Take me to the latest Gmail – You can select it if you are using the latest Chrome browser and don’t have an internet speed issue.
B. I would like to use HTML Gmail – In case you have a legacy browser or your internet connection is slow. Select “I would like to use HTML Gmail” as it is made for slower connections and legacy browsers. It will take you to the old version of the Gmail application.

For OptionA Users – Expand the “more” button and select the “Manage labels”

Select Manage labels from Gmail menu

If you have selected option A (Take me to the latest Gmail) in the last step, follow these steps, otherwise, skip to OptionB users steps.

On the left side pane – Expand More > scroll down to the bottom of Menu > select the “Manage Labels” option.

Remove or delete your unwanted label in Gmail

how to delete labels in Gmail on Android phone

On the settings page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the labels section.
Look for the unwanted label and choose “remove” in the Actions to delete the label.
For example, I am deleting the test label as shown in the image.
Congrats! you have successfully deleted the unwanted label in Gmail. If you have selected option B, then keep reading.

For Option B Users – Select the “Edit labels” in the Labels section

Edit labels in Gmail to remove unwanted folders

If you have selected option B “HTML Gmail”, then you will see a legacy Gmail inbox on our android mobile.
1. Scroll to the bottom and select “Labels” in the left side menu.
2. Select the “Edit Labels” option as shown in the image.

Remove unwanted labels in Gmail

Select Remove option for unwanted labels in gmail

Choose the remove button against unwanted labels. For example, I will delete the test label by selecting the remove button mentioned against it.
Congrats! you have deleted the unwanted labels in Gmail on an android phone, even if you have a legacy browser or slow internet connections.

Supply:

  • Android Mobile

Tools:

  • Chrome Browser

Materials: Chrome Browser on Laptop or Android Mobile

Frequently Asked questions

  1. How to delete labels in the Gmail app?

    There is no option available officially to delete labels from the Gmail app, but you can delete labels by following these steps.
    1. Open the Chrome browser on your phone
    2. Select the “Desktop site” option
    3. Open https://gmail.google.com/ and sign in.
    4. Open the web version
    5. Select View as the desktop at the bottom of the menu
    6. Choose the “latest” or HTML option as per your choice
    7. Select labels and delete.
    For detailed steps with screenshots, check above mentioned steps provided in this post.

  2. How do I delete a folder in Gmail?

    Labels are referred to as folders in Gmail to manage your emails. Follow these steps to delete the folder in Gmail.

    On Desktop or laptop

    1. Open your Gmail account in your favourite browser like Google chrome.
    2. On the left side menu, scroll to the bottom and select manage labels
    3. In the settings page, scroll down to the bottom and look for the labels section.
    4. Select “Remove” in actions to delete labels in Gmail

    In Android mobile –
    1. Open the Chrome browser on your phone
    2. Select the “Desktop site” option
    3. Open https://gmail.google.com/ and sign in.
    4. Open the web version
    5. Select View as the desktop at the bottom of the menu
    6. Choose the “latest” or HTML option as per your choice
    7. Select labels (a.k.a Folders) and delete.
    For detailed steps with screenshots, check above mentioned steps provided in this post.

  3. How to remove the inbox label from multiple emails in Gmail?

    Follow these steps to remove the inbox label in Gmail
    1. Select all the required messages in the Inbox
    2. Use the “Move to” drop-down menu from the Inbox, It will add the new label AND remove the Inbox label (archive).  Otherwise, you have to archive the message yourself.

    In case of searching messages –

    3. If you are searching messages in your inbox then the move to option may not be available.
    4. So, select all your searched messages and select the “Label” option.
    5. Add the desired Label, then click “Archive” which will remove Inbox from everything you just labelled.

  4. How to delete Gmail labels on iPhone?

    Follow these steps to delete labels on your iPhone or iPad
    1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app.
    2. Tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.
    3. Tap the account > Label settings.
    4. Select the label you want to edit/delete.
    5. Tap Delete

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Dalia

    I love this. for tec dummies as myself. this was so helpful. is like to learn more from this

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