Google adds block and unsubscribe capabilities to Gmail Android app

You can finally stop getting emails from annoying newsletters or other senders you'd just rather not hear from again.

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Credit: Official Gmail Blog

Gmail for Android now gives you more power to banish annoying messages and senders from your Inbox.

Google announced you can unsubscribe from newsletters or other mass mailings just as you have been able to on the desktop. Just touch the overflow button (the one with three vertical dots) and select the option.

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At long last, the ability to unsubscribe from mass emails comes to the Gmail Android app.

Also, you can block senders you no longer want to hear from. The procedure here is similar, as you can go into the overflow menu and ban this particular sender. Messages will then go directly to your spam.

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Block those annoying senders from your inbox forever.

If you primarily use Inbox, you’ll need to hop over to the Gmail app in order to deploy these new tools. 

The new features are in the latest version of Gmail for Android, which you can get from the Play Store or APK Mirror.

The impact on you: Many people now do most of their email work from their smartphones. So it’s a big help when Gmail brings features you’ve come to rely on to its Android apps. This way you don’t have to run back to the computer for something like blocking a sender or newsletter. Sometimes the desktop is still best, however, as there’s a better way to block messages by using Gmail’s filters.

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