Archiving moves messages out of your inbox and into All Mail, letting you tidy up your inbox without deleting anything. Any message you've archived can be found in All Mail, in any labels you've applied to it, and in Gmail search results. When someone responds to a message you've archived, the conversation containing that message will reappear in your inbox.
To archive messages:
- Select a message by checking the box next to the sender's name.
- Click Archive.
If you have a conversation open, you can archive it by clicking Archive at the top of the page.
To move an archived message back to your inbox, follow these steps:
- Click All Mail.
- Check the box next to the sender's name.
- Click Move to Inbox.