Gmail updates to add dedicated unsubscribe button for promotional emails on Android: Report

Gmail accounts are vulnerable to promotional and spam emails sent in large numbers, causing inboxes to become cluttered with unwanted mail subscriptions. While most promotional emails include an unsubscribe link at the bottom, Gmail is now reportedly working on making it easier for users to unsubscribe from bulk email lists. A new report says Google’s email client is testing a prominent and dedicated ‘Unsubscribe’ button at the top of emails for the Gmail app, similar to the one present on the web version. However, this update is only coming to the Gmail app on Android, with no word on iOS support yet.

according to a report By AssembleDebug on TheSpAndroid blog The Gmail app on Android will soon get an unsubscribe button at the top of promotional emails, similar to the feature available on the web version of the email client. “Like the web version, Google will sometimes show a popup directing you to the email sender’s website where you can unsubscribe,” the report said.

The new Unsubscribe button at the top will eliminate the need to scroll down on emails and look for unsubscribe links, making it easier and faster to remove yourself from unwanted mailing lists. The report says that it is likely that Google will scan entire emails for the unsubscribe link and place it as a prominent button at the top of the email for convenient access.

According to the report, this update will come to Android smartphones as part of Gmail’s latest update 2023.11.12. There is no official information on whether this feature will eventually come to iOS or not.

Additionally, Gmail on Android is also getting a predictive back navigation feature, according to the report. The feature, which makes it easier to go back to the previous page on Gmail, will only work on smartphones running Android 14. Both new Gmail features are reportedly hidden behind flags for the time being and should soon be available to all eligible Gmail users on Android devices.

Last month, Gmail was reported to be working on bringing emoji reactions to both iOS and Android, which will let email recipients respond to mails with emojis, a feature that already exists on Microsoft Outlook. Gmail plans to add an emoji button next to the three-dot options menu on the right side of emails, which will let users select from a list of available emojis to quickly react to emails.

At Google I/O 2023, along with the launch of its first foldable phone and Pixel-branded tablet, the search giant has repeatedly told us that it cares about AI. This year the company is going to supercharge its apps, services and Android operating system with AI technology. We discuss this and more on the Orbital, Gadgets 360 podcast. Available on Orbital spotify, Song, JioSaavn, google podcast, apple podcasts, amazon music And wherever you get your podcasts.
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