How to Mark Emails as Important or Unimportant in Gmail

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

When you should mark emails in Gmail as Important

  • When you mark emails as important, Gmail learns continuously to make sure you get such emails in the future and won’t send them to spam.
  • When you want to be able to find emails you believe are important quickly by searching.

How to see all emails that are marked Important in Gmail

  • To see all emails marked as important, type “is:important” (without the quotes) into the search bar on top.

How to mark Gmail emails as Important or Not important

Step 1

How To Mark Emails As Important Or Unimportant In Gmail - Step 1

Once you click an email to view it or select one or more emails at a time by checking the boxes to their left, some basic options appear on top. 

Click the three dots (More) icon to see the Mark as important and Mark as not important options.

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