Android -- My trashcan is missing

Google has implemented an Android mobile platform update that has moved the Trashcan from the forefront when a conversation is selected and instead has moved it to the settings menu after selecting a conversation.

Here are the steps necessary to put it in the forefront once again:
  1. Press the settings button on your Android mobile device and click Settings:

  2. Click on General Settings:

  3. Click on Archive & delete actions and select "Show archive & delete":

  4. Now when selecting email conversations the trashcan will be above as before: