Google continues to add timely tweaks to its products and this time around Gmail gets new updates.
Gmail for web will now allow users to block specific email addresses and this definitely seems like a respite for many users. On blocking email addresses, emails from those users will directly move into the spam folder. The three dot menu within Gmail will show the new option. It is different from the ‘report spam’ you’ve been using until now.
“you can now block specific email addresses in Gmail—starting today on the web, and over the next week on Android. Future mail will go to the spam folder (and you can always unblock in Settings),” Google explains in the official Gmail blogpost.
Along with Block, Gmail has also announced the new ‘Unsubscribe’option. Now, the unsubscribing option is already available for web users, and now the button will extend to its app. It is now available to download from the Google Play store.
“The unsubscribe option is now making its way to Android, so you’ll be able to opt out of eligible mailing lists directly from the Gmail app. It’s perfect for those newsletters you subscribed to a while back but don’t read any more,” the post states.