GMail has a delete button. Sweet!

January 25, 2006


GMail has finally added a delete button. Such a simple feature, yet it took so long ๐Ÿ™‚


12 Responses to “GMail has a delete button. Sweet!”

  1. MsN Says:

    Applause. It’s amazing how they were re-inventing the delete metaphor by having the ‘move to trash’ command hidden under a dropdown box. It takes a geek to figure that out and i wonder how many people out there have accumulated years of garbage in the inbox up until now. When they put back the DELETE button my feeling was “was it me that miss the point or them?”

  2. lol. i’m certain many a google engineer fought long and hard against this feature too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. gani Says:

    better late than never :p

  4. Sudar Says:

    But I am still waiting for a keyboard shortcut to delete a message ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    PS: BTW Mark, I am really jealous of you to find that you have an empty Inbox!!!

  5. Christine Says:

    Finally! I don’t know why they didn’t have one in the beginning.

  6. jorg Says:

    Originally gmail didn’t have one, to make a point: “With 1GB of space, who needs delete? Just use the archive button!” At the time, the free accounts on hotmail and yahoo had something like 10MB limits, so you had to delete constantly – and gmail was trying to get people out of the habit.

    Now it’s nearly 2 years later, and the point has been made. And still, a delete button is the a top feature request. I guess it was time to give people what they wanted!

  7. Michael Says:

    Only GMail US has it. GMail Germany is still missing the button ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  8. Hopluv Says:

    Finally! But, I still keep clicking the dropdown box.

  9. neogandalf Says:

    No Delete button in my french gmail!
    dropdown box is my only way…
    Germany, France….Europe, we are part of third world!

  10. Padma Says:

    There is no delete button for sent items yet!!!

  11. Michael Says:

    I found the “solution” to the missing delete-button in non-US Gmail accounts. Switch the language of your user interface to “English (US)” and – voilรก – there is the “delete” button.

  12. Robert Says:

    I use the Dutch locale and a Greasemonkey script with Firefox. Works, too!

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