08/06/2014 05:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gmail Makes It Easier To Unsubscribe From That Newsletter You Hate

If you’re like 99 percent of people, you regret 99 percent of all email lists you’ve ever signed up for. Do you really need to know the latest about that mediocre band you once drunkenly bought a T-shirt from? No, you don’t.

Mercifully, the Gmail team announced Wednesday that it has made unsubscribing from all your horrible email lists a little easier. Normally, it’s pretty hard to find the “unsubscribe” button on one of those emails. But 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 what that little “Unsubscribe” button looks like, courtesy of the Gmail team:


Google announced this feature like it’s an entirely new thing. But if the comments below the post are to be believed, it looks like the company has been experimentally rolling out the “Unsubscribe” button for some time:


Oh, and if you’re subscribed to a list that does not have a “Unsubscribe” button, well, there’s nothing we can really do for you. Good luck.

(h/t VentureBeat)