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How to Send a Reply and Archive with One Click in Gmail

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Click Send. Press e.
Click Send. Press e.
Click Send. Press e.

You're effective with your email, so that's you do. Precise words. Short sentences. Just the right content. And Send. And e.

If you could deliver the reply (Send) and archive the conversation (e) in one click, would that make your Gmail email experience even more effective? Look no farther than Gmail's labs to get the compose screen button for doing just that.

Send a Reply and Archive with One Click in Gmail

To enable Send & Archive in Gmail:

  • Click the Settings gear near Gmail's top right corner.
  • Select Settings from the menu that has appeared.
  • Make sure Show "Send & Archive" button in reply is selected under Send and Archive:.
  • Click Save Changes.

Now, to send a message and archive its conversation in one go:

  • Compose your reply.
  • Click Send and archive (instead of Send).

(Updated September 2013)

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