Have you ever opened your Gmail app to find a promotional email waiting for you? If you have, you’re not alone. According to a report from Statista, as of July 2019, there are 1.5 billion Gmail users worldwide. That’s a lot of people who could be seeing promotional emails in their inboxes! However, if you’d rather not see promotions in your Gmail app, there is a way to stop them. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to stop advertisements in Gmail App so you can return to your inbox with peace of mind.
What are Gmail Promotions?
Gmail Promotions are a form of advertising that Google offers to businesses. They appear as sponsored content in the Promotions tab of Gmail on desktop and mobile devices.
Promotions are distinct from regular Gmail ads, which appear on the sidebars of Gmail. Google states that advertisers must follow certain guidelines for their Promotions to be approved. For example, Promotions must be relevant to the user, clearly identified as an ad, and distinguishable from other content in the Promotions tab.
If you’re using the Gmail app on your phone or tablet, you can turn off Promotions by opening the app, going to Settings > Accounts & privacy, and tapping on your account. Then tap Ads and uncheck “Opt out of interest-based ads.”
How to Stop Gmail Promotions from Appearing
Like most people, you probably use the Gmail app on your phone to check your email. And if you’re like most people, you probably get a lot of emails from companies trying to sell you something.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to stop these promotions from appearing in your Gmail app. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Open the Gmail app on your phone.
2. Tap the three lines in the top left corner of the screen.
3. Tap “Settings.”
4. Tap “Accounts and Import.”
5. Tap “Filter mail from unknown senders.”
6. Turn on the “Promotions” filter.
That’s it! Now, all of those annoying promotional emails will go straight to your Promotions tab and out of your way.
How to Manage Gmail Promotions
Assuming you’re using the Gmail app on an Android device, you can manage your Promotions tab by doing the following:
1. Tap the hamburger icon in the top left corner of the app to open the main menu.
2. Scroll down and tap on Settings.
3. Tap on your account name at the top of the screen.
4. Scroll down and tap Inbox type.
5. Uncheck the Promotions tab if you want to disable it.
We hope these steps have helped you disable Gmail promotions on your Android device. As we mentioned, this is a per-account setting, so you’ll need to repeat these steps for each Gmail account you have configured on your device. If you still see promotions after following these steps, check the other Inbox tabs (Primary, Social, and Promotions) to see if the message has been moved.
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Anthony Goldstein is an American author from California. He is best known for his work in the tech industry, where he has written extensively on topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of technology.