Google Inbox is Showing Unsubscribe Cards to get rid of Unwanted Mailing Lists
Google launched Inbox for Gmail as a private invitation-only product back in October 2014. Seven months later, the company released it for all users. The basic premise of Inbox is to automatically categorize email, with bundled emails, smart reply, and snooze functionality. Inbox hasn’t replaced Gmail yet, as the functionality of both apps still differs in a few respects. Although Gmail also has categorized email and smart replies, Inbox’s bundled emails feature remain exclusive to the service.
In recent months, Inbox has gained the capability to convert addresses, contacts and phone numbers into clickable links. It also has integration with Trello, Github, and Google Alerts. Now, Reddit user MichaelRahmani has found that Inbox now shows a tip to unsubscribe from mailing lists which haven’t been opened in a while.
When Google Inbox detects that you haven’t opened emails from a particular sender for a month, it will show an unsubscribe card. Users can either tap on the ‘Unsubscribe’ button to unsubscribe from the mailing list, or tap the ‘No Thanks’ button to remain subscribed. If you haven’t been opening emails from a particular mailing list in the past month or so, it’s natural to assume that the mailing list is unwanted.
Other Reddit users added that if you don’t want Google Inbox to show unsubscribe cards, there is an option to turn off the setting. Simply head over to Inbox Settings then tap on your email address and scroll down and tap on Inbox Tips. Users can then switch off the toggle for “show occasional tips to unsubscribe from bulk senders you rarely read.”
The addition of unsubscribe cards for unwanted mailing lists is hardly a groundbreaking feature. However, it adds convenience and will be welcome for users of Google Inbox. As the setting can also be toggled off, users who are not interested in unsubscribe cards don’t have anything to worry about, as they can turn it off and carry on.