Generally in the Gmail “Mark as read” link resides under the “More” action menu. Whenever you want to mark messages as read every time you first go to the more action menu and then select “Mark as read” option. This is time consuming and also irritates you. Now if you want to save your some seconds in marking the messages as read then enabling  the “Mark as Read Button” right in your Gmail inbox is a good option. By enabling this button you can mark messages as a read in just a single click. There will be no need to navigate “More” action menu as it is now present right in the toolbar of your Gmail inbox.

How to Add Mark as Read Button in the Gmail Inbox?

  1. In order to enable it, login to your Gmail account and click on Gear icon and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings window click on Labs and type “Mark as Read Button” in the Search for a lab box. It quickly shows the “Mark as Read Button”. Enable it and press Save changes button.

    Enabling Mark as Read Button in Gmail Labs

    Enabling Mark as Read Button in Gmail Labs

  3. Now navigate to your inbox there you can see “Mark as read” button right in the toolbar.
    Mark as Read Button in Gmail Inbox

    Mark as Read Button in Gmail Inbox

    So next time whenever you want to mark a message as a read, select that message and click on Mark as read  button. You message will be marked as read instantly.