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The latest Gmail app update (26 MAR 2013) introduced a feature for devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and higher wherein a user could directly archive / reply to an email from within the notification pull down.

The "What's New" section on the Play Store however also lists the ability to delete an email.

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up: • Reply, archive or delete from notifications - no need to open the app

I'm running CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2) on my Samsung S2 i9100 and the options for Archive and Reply show up when I pull down the individual email notification but nothing for Delete shows up, even while in Landscape mode. Any ideas on how this can be implemented or a setting that I've missed to enable this functionality?

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Yes - there is a setting you need to change.

The Notification bar's actions are based on what you have GMail set up to do when swiping away an email within the app.

To change it from Archive:

Open Gmail and go to Settings there change the Swiping conversation list from Archive/unlabel/delete to Always delete

This changed my Notification bar action from Archive to Delete

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Just tried it on mine. As advertised. –  Al E. Mar 29 '13 at 13:27
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Accepted. Unfortunately, the behaviour also causes conversation swiping within the app to equal deletion. I wish they'd fit 3 buttons like ARCHIVE / DELETE / REPLY (user-choosable ideally) within the pull-down of the notification. –  Sparx Mar 29 '13 at 16:21
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Agreed. Also, within Gmail itself it should have options to assign left-swipe and right-swipe, that way you could swipe left to archive, right to delete (or the other way). Maybe next update... –  Dylan Yaga Mar 29 '13 at 16:58

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