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I am using Gmail's Priority Inbox and I have created custom sections based on labels to organize my work email.

When I archive an email in my 'Important and unread' or 'Everything else' sections, they disappear from the section. This is what I want.

However, with my custom sections that are based on labels, emails remain shown, even though it has been archived.

Is there a way to hide archived emails from my custom sections?

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It doesn't look like you can. When configuring a custom section for Priority Inbox, your option for messages is either:

Inbox and one of (Important and Unread, Important, Unread, Starred)

OR

All from one particular label.

You can't define a search (label:my-label is:unread for instance) for a priority inbox section.

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I realize this is quite old. But it comes up quite high in the search results when looking to solve this.

In the 2019 version of Gmail, you can click the 3-dots menu on the right side of the Archived label. Under In message list, select Hide. That will omit those messages from the Priority inbox.

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