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Gmail Implements Easy “Unsubscribe” Button for Desktop Users

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A newly announced feature, although technically not new for a few people, will allow Gmail users to easily unsubscribe from email mailing lists that tend to annoy recipients.

From now on, if you receive a generic email from a mailing list, there is an “unsubscribe” button right next to the sender. If you no longer wish to receive emails from them, hit that button, and never be bothered again. 

As a note, the sender must include an unsubscribe button in the original email for this to work. If the company/sender doesn’t allow for the option to unsubscribe through email, you will need to find another way of doing so.

Now when a sender includes an “Unsubscribe” link in a Promotions, Social or Forums message, Gmail will surface it to the top, right next to the sender address. If you’re interested in the message’s content, it won’t get in the way, and if not, it’ll make it easier to keep your inbox clutter-free.

Here’s just another way Google is making our lives easier.

Via: +Gmail
  • JGLives

    When is it coming to the App?

  • terrorist96

    I’ve had this for some time now. Was it not available to everyone until recently?

  • tdurden64111

    Praise be to Jesus!

  • dhinged

    I wish this would work on those strange Indian emails I get with no unsubscribe link…

  • Ryan

    This has been around for awhile. It’s also in the subject line too without having to open the email.

  • NorCalGuy

    If only this was an option for work emails

  • http://www.tedpavlic.com/ Ted Pavlic

    Echoing others, this feature is very old, disappeared for a while, and now is back. The original feature would pop up if you marked a list-like message as spam — Gmail would ask you if you wanted it to try unsubscribing.

  • Dave

    Desktop only?

  • RonnieJBailey

    From now on, if you receive a generic email from a mailing list, there is an “unsubscribe” button right next to the sender. If you no longer wish to receive emails from them, hit that button, and never be bothered again.

    http://apu.sh/9ac

  • MordyT

    Amazing. This was implemented years ago, somehow it is news again…

    gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/unsubscribing-made-easy.html?m=1

    • DanielMena9

      Was going to say the same thing although not THAT far back.

      This is an implemented feature from a few months ago.

  • Trevor

    I’m just glad “nether region” got used as a proper noun.

  • Jason Downing

    Been around for a bit now.. Not sure where I heard about it though

  • jasenm

    Wait…did hell freeze over?!?!

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing