How to View only Unread Emails in Gmail

Do you have a problem where your Gmail inbox has tons of emails from months ago, and the only way to find an email that’s newer is by scrolling through hundreds of old ones?

Well, I’m going to show you how to view only unread emails in Gmail. This will help you quickly get to the most recent emails without having to go through all of them first.

How to View Only Unread Emails in Gmail

Gmail is a great email service, but it can get cluttered with old messages you don’t need anymore. It can be hard to find what you are looking for when there are so many messages cluttering up your inbox.

Luckily, there is an easy way to view only unread emails in Gmail.

Let’s dive into the deep.

Method 1: Using the Search bar

1: First log in to your Gmail account.

gmail log in

2: Then go to the “search bar” option & type “is:unread” then hit enter.

type is:unread then hit enter

3: Here is the unread email list.

Here is the unread email list

Method 2: Using Settings

1: First go to the “Settings” gears icon in the top left corner then hit the “See all settings” option.

hit the “See all settings” option

2: Now, select the “Inbox” tab.

select the Inbox tab

3: Then Click the “Inbox Type” & choose the “Unread First” option.

choose the Unread First option

4: Next, click the “Save Changes” option.

choose the Save Changes option

See, the unread message will appear on the top of your inbox.


We’ve shown you a few different ways to view only unread emails in Gmail, and we hope that one of them will be just the right fit for your needs. No matter which way you choose, your inbox should feel less cluttered from now on.

If you have any questions about how to use these features, please let me know below.

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