The Android ecosystem is run by a host of the parent Google services. Everything from the media player to your navigation software is powered by the corresponding Google services. When it comes to emails, Gmail by Google is not only the default client but also the go for most industries and individuals alike. Gmail has been ruling the email client market and even today, no matter what platform you use, there is a Gmail app or the web version ready to go.
Now, getting emails and responding to them is a great exercise, but what happens when you have a full inbox and you need to make space but keep all emails as well?
The answer is to archive the mails. The archive feature stores the desired emails in a hidden temporary folder which has a shelf life of 30 days. After this period, the archived emails are deleted from your inbox. On the Gmail app on Android, you just need to swipe left or right on an email to access the options and then tap on the ‘Archive’ option. The problem here, however, is that there is no dedicated ‘Archived’ folder in the Gmail platform, which means accessing archived mails is a bit tricky, but not so difficult.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to find archived emails in Gmail on Android.
Step 1. Tap to open the Gmail app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2. Swipe left on any email to archive it.
Step 3. Tap on the ‘three-line‘ icon on the top left-hand side of the Gmail interface.
Step 4. Tap on the ‘All Mail‘ option from the menu.
You will now see the archived mail on the list. You can now view the email as usual and even perform additional actions on it if required. Do keep in mind that the mail will automatically come out of the archive if you receive a response on that mail thread.