Easy Way to Print a Single Gmail Message

How to isolate a message in a Gmail conversation before printing

If you try to print an individual message while using conversation view in Gmail, you might accidentally print out the entire thread, which could contain up to 100 emails. Here's how to print an email from Gmail without printing the entire conversation.

Instructions in this article apply to the web version of Gmail. All steps are the same regardless of which browser you use.

How to Print an Individual Message in Gmail Conversation View

Open the conversation containing the message you want to print, then select the three dots in the top-right corner of the individual message and choose Print from the drop-down menu.

If the email thread has a lot of messages, you may need to expand the conversation to find the message you want.

Print button in horizontal dot menu in Gmail

If you have turned off conversation view, then each message is listed by itself in chronological order. Open the message and select the printer in the top-right corner to print the message.

If you select the printer icon while a message is open in conversation view, then you will print the entire conversation.

Open the message and select the printer in the top-right corner to print the message.

Printing Quoted Text in Gmail

Keep in mind that Gmail hides quoted text when printing a message. To see the original text in addition to the reply, you must either print the complete conversation, or print the message the quotations are taken from in addition to the reply.