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Delete Key for Gmail™

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Delete a single email in Gmail™ with a customizable user shortcut (default is Shift + 5).

Image from store Delete Key for Gmail™
Description from store -= Description =- Google's Gmail™ has allowed a keyboard shortcut to delete entire message threads (#) for a long time, but it has never made it possible to use a keyboard shortcut to delete individual emails in threads. Until now. Enter Delete Key for Gmail™. Press Shift + 5 (% symbol), and voila - only the current individual message is deleted. It performs the same action as clicking the menu button on a message and selecting "Delete this message." The best part is you can change this shortcut to anything you want from the extension's Options page. Gmail is a trademark of Google LLC. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. This extension and its developers are in no way associated with Google LLC. -= Changelog =- 1.5 - Shortcuts no longer conflict with Gmail's own keyboard shortcuts. - Updated to Manifest V3 - Settings panel now uses Bootstrap (mostly because Manifest V3 removed chrome_style) 1.4 - Fixed bugs related to the latest Gmail code changes. 1.3: - Fixed bug where keyboard shortcuts could be activated while typing in some fields. 1.2: - Added support for a secondary shortcut. 1.1: - Fixed bug where delete action would fire if the user was typing in a text field. 1.0: - Initial release.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-09-28) Michal Wlosik: Works as expected. Thanks so much!
  • (2021-03-26) David Ptak: The app worked perfectly for me! Thank you SO much! If you're reading this, you likely have already figured out that deleting full conversations (as Gmail does by default), often ends up deleting emails you later realize you wished you kept (i.e. your original sent item, for example). This simple extension makes it easy to delete just a single email in the conversation (using a keyboard shortcut, rather than mousing around to do it). Note (as a previous reviewer pointed out) that the extension only works when actively looking at a specific email (not the full inbox list), but that usage model was perfect for me.
  • (2021-02-03) Rasmus Sommerskov: Great extension. Thanks! 🙏 PS. Could you add an option to delete whole message threads from the Gmail "front page" (i.e. my inbox with lots of messages) with a shortcut? Right now you have to select (checkbox) a message, then press SHIFT+# Would be great to have a shortcut to delete it by just pressing one shortcut.
  • (2020-04-09) Yong Hui, Ronny Tan: The Delete button works only after an email has been opened up from the inbox. It doesn't work if I were to select the email while in the inbox page (by putting a tick into its checkbox). Can the extension be improved to allow deletion directly in the Inbox?
  • (2020-03-24) Some Guy Online: Does not work; Set NO modifier + Delete; did not work. Set NO modifier + d; worked, but I already had this in Gmail's native shortcut settings.
  • (2018-05-04) Mike U: Thank you, thank you, thank you! Finally! This will save me so much time by allowing a simple setting to delete gmail. How on earth Google thinks their insane 3 key combination to delete email is helpful is beyond me. This extension works great and I can move though my emails much faster because of it!

Latest issues

  • (2023-02-16, v:1.5) Rina Kawano: Del key only works in Inbox
    I set the extension to use 'Del' as the shortcut to delete selected messages and it works perfectly fine in my Inbox, but not when I go into any of my other Labels folders. One workaround I found was to go to the Label folder and then refresh the page to make the Del key work again, but it seems that the extension stops working after switching to another folder.
  • (2022-06-13, v:1.4) Caroline Kodeck: Delete key doesn't work
    Hi there, I just installed this extension and set it up to work with no modifier key and just the 'delete' key, but it doesn't seem to be working for me.
  • (2021-06-03, v:1.4) Wase Olu: Doesn't consistently delete the currently selected message
    Sometimes it will delete the selected message, other times it will delete the first message in the thread.
  • (2019-07-17, v:1.3) Igor Vita: Simply it doesn't work for me
    Tried a lot of shortcuts. Verified that there is no conflict with standard GMail shortcuts. It never worked for me. Any suggestion?


1,846 history
4.3 (7 votes)
Last update / version
2022-10-18 / 1.5
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