For Change subject line in new Gmail compose window, the answer given on 7 Feb about how to edit the subject line in the new format of Gmail does not work for me.

There is no box on the left with a down arrow to options to reply, forward or edit subject in my version. There is a book on the right offering options to

  • Reply
  • Reply to all
  • Forward
  • Filter message
  • Print
  • Delete
  • Report spam
  • Report phising
  • Show original
  • Message text garbled
  • Translate message
  • Mark answered

But, no option to edit subject

  • Which question are you referring to?
    – ChrisF
    Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 13:23
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    You need to be replying to a message.
    – ale
    Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 15:38
  • To edit inbox subject, use this plugin in Gmail website: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rename-email-subject-by-c/… (This could be an answer of the thread would not be protected)
    – CLS
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 18:09

1 Answer 1


First, you hit the reply button (in the right, as you said)

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Then, in the reply message composer, you'll have the left arrow. Click and you'll find the "edit subject" option.

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  • I don't want to have to reply to edit the subject. Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 11:26

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