How To: Unsubscribe to emails in the Gmail app for Android

Let’s face it – you get emails from people, places, and services for things you don’t care much about. Maybe it was a restaurant mailing list so that you can earn a free appetizer. Or, perhaps you signed up for a music service that alerts you of uploads. Whatever it is, you’re getting hit on a regular basis and you’re first reaction is to delete them.

The problem is that simply deleting a message doesn’t stop the problem, it just temporarily brings you peace of mind. Let’s get proactive about it and stop them from coming altogether. Yes, we’re talking about unsubscribing.

As the Gmail app for Android has evolved over time it continually improves with new features. One such option is the ability to unsubscribe to messages. Yes, you can let Google do the legwork of removing your name and email address from a database and mailing list.  Fortunately for us, it’s a dead-simple process. Here’s how to unsubscribe to emails in the Gmail app for Android.

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  • In Gmail, open the email that you’d like to unsubscribe from
  • In the top right corner of the screen you’ll see three dots – tap them
  • You should see a drop-down menu of options including, Move To, Change Labels, Mark Important, etc.

It’s here, in this menu, where you’ll occasionally find Unsubscribe as an option. Tap it and Google will make it so that you’re not bothered by any more mail for this newsletter, update, or release.

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We’ve noticed that Google doesn’t always provide the option but it seems to get smarter with time. Don’t be discouraged if it’s not available for every single message; be thankful for the ones where it does show up. It sure beats hunting for some out-of-the-way link somewhere in an email.

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