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If you’re sick of receiving certain promotional or newsletter emails in your Gmail account, use Gmail’s “Unsubscribe” option to opt-out of all those emails. Here’s how to do that on your desktop and mobile phone.

Note that once you unsubscribe from an email, it will be a few days until you stop receiving new emails.

Unsubscribe From Emails on Gmail’s Desktop Version

If you are on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use Gmail on the web to unsubscribe from your emails.

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To do so, first, open your web browser and access Gmail. Sign in to your account if you have not already.

Once you see your emails in Gmail, click the promotional or newsletter email that you want to opt-out of. When your email opens, next to the sender’s email address at the top, click the “Unsubscribe” option. If you see “Change Preferences” instead, click it.

Select "Unsubscribe" next to the sender.

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You will see an “Unsubscribe” prompt. Click the “Unsubscribe” button to continue.

Hit "Unsubscribe" in the prompt.

And that’s it. Gmail will now ensure you no longer receive emails that you have just unsubscribed from.

Unsubscribe From Emails on Gmail’s Mobile App

To opt-out of promotional or newsletter emails using your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the official Gmail app.

Start by launching the Gmail app on your phone. In the app, tap the email that you want to unsubscribe from.

When the email opens, in the top-right corner, tap the three vertical dots. Make sure you tap the three dots that are in your phone’s top-right corner and not in the selected email’s top-right corner.

Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.

In the menu that opens, tap “Unsubscribe.”

Select "Unsubscribe" from the menu.

Tap “Unsubscribe” in the prompt.

Select "Unsubscribe" in the prompt.

And you are all set.

What if You Don’t See the “Unsubscribe” Option?

For some emails, Gmail might not display the “Unsubscribe” option. In these cases, manually search for the unsubscribe link in those emails. If you’re on a PC, you can try hitting Ctrl+F and typing “unsubscribe” or “preferences.” Usually, most promotional and newsletter emails have the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

So, open one of those emails, scroll down to the bottom, and click or tap the “Unsubscribe” option to opt-out of those emails. And you will be all set.


In case you are looking to block emails from someone entirely, use Gmail’s block option to do that.

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