I can use the checkbox to select multiple messages, but how can I delete them all in one go? I've tried every option I can see to no avail.

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If they are all drafts, click on Discard drafts.

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Otherwise, click on Move to and then on Trash.

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Open the drafts box. For the draft(s) you wish to delete, tap on the little circle with the figure in it. This then gives a circle and the bin icon appears at top right. Tap in the circle(s) to get a tick and then tap the bin icon to apply. Autodidact through trial and error!

  • This answer only provides instructions on how to delete each draft, one by one. Is there a more efficient way to delete the contents of the entire “Draft” folder without having to go through each one? I’m utilizing the latest Gmail app (iOS) and I’m having difficulty finding a definitive answer to this question. TIA for your help. Edit for clarification: I was responding to “BOB”. I apologize for any confusion I may have initially caused. I realize now that this belongs in the comments of Bob’s answer, but Im hoping someone will see this and might be able to help me, so I’ll leave it here.
    – JLM
    Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 14:46

Do the discard draft one. It works

  • Please don't add "this works" as answers. Invest some time in the site and you will gain sufficient privileges to upvote answers you like, which is the Web Applications way of saying thank you.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Nov 1, 2021 at 7:25

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