How to view only unread emails in Gmail

As people get lots and lots of emails day in day out, they hardly get time to read all the emails. Later people do realize that they might have missed some important email to read. You can easily differentiate the unread emails, as they are highlighted. But what if you want to see all unread emails in Gmail at one place. So in this article I have explained how to find only unread emails in Gmail and how to view all starred, chats and muted emails also. You can perform this method via laptop or a PC and also from browsers of your cellphone.

Steps to view only unread emails in Gmail

This is very easy and two step method to show all unread emails. Follow the below steps to find how:

  • Open your Gmail account.
  • In the search box, type in “is:unread” and hit to see all unread emails in gmail
  • You will have all the unread emails together. Similarly if you want to see only read emails than type in “is:read”.

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Similar shortcuts are given below:

For starred: “is:starred”

For muted: “is:muted”

To view all the chats you had on Gmail, type in “is:chat” in Gmail search box and press enter. A list of all the chats will appear.

Note: But if you want to filter out more and want to see unread emails in spam folder then type “is:unread label:spam” in search box and all the unread emails in spam will appear. Similarly you can type in “is:read label:spam” to see all the read emails in spam folder. Similar type of combinations you can use according to your needs.

These were the tips which many users are not aware of but are very useful. We have also written an article on Gmail tips & tricks which you don’t know.

Hope you liked the above Gmail tips to view only unread emails in Gmail and also starred, muted and chats too. If you have any other tips or tricks to share with us, do share via comments.

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