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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Select Multiple Email Messages in Gmail App

One of the feature available on Gmail app is the sender image which is display the sender's picture if available or the first letter of the sender's name in the left side of each email message. This feature will help you more easier and faster to know the email sender without having to read the sender's name first. By default, this option is enabled. But, if you don't want to use this feature, you can easily turn them off through the settings.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Sender Image in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

For the record, if you change this option, this will also change the way you do to make multiple selection in this app. So, depend on how you set the sender image option, there are two ways to select multiple email messages in the Gmail app as listed in the steps below:

Methods #1 : When the sender image is enabled
If you decide to leave this option to stay enable, then here's the step to make multiple selection:
  1. Open Gmail App.
  2. Tap the sender image to select the email message. You can see the image sender replaced by the check mark icon as a sign that the message has been selected.
  3. Tap another sender image in another email message to make multiple selection.
  4. Now you can do whatever you want with the selected email messages, such as delete all of them.

Method #2: When the sender image is disabled
In addition, if you decide to turn off this option, then here's the step to make multiple selection:
  1. Open Gmail app.
  2. Long tap one of the email message you wish to select until the email message is highlighted as a sign that it has been selected.
  3. Tap another email messages you wish to select with a single tap to make multiple selection.
  4. Now you can do whatever you want with the selected email messages, such as delete all of them.

As each person has their different option which they can choose either to enable or disable the sender image, so by knowing both of the steps above to make multiple selection, now you can still do so no matter what the option you have been choose. So, hope this helps :)

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