Google’s broken its “update Wednesday” release schedule this week, unleashing a new Android Gmail app on the world. The headline feature is a new unsubscribe/block feature, but the update also brings with it a slightly refreshed Android Wear notification card design.
The somewhat unpredictable “What’s new” section of the app’s listing says you can now “Unsubscribe from eligible bulk mailing lists directly from the message menu”. As is often the case that’s not the whole storey, the update also brings the ability to block a user from within the app.
Google has added the ability to unsubscribe from “eligible” mailing lists from within the app. Unfortunately no indication is provided for what constitutes eligible so time will tell how useful this feature will actually be, especially for some of those “less legitimate” mailing lists.
In addition to the unsubscribe functionality, you can now block “disruptive” people from your email from within the app. If you find yourself in such a situation simply choose “Never see messages from this person again” and they will be gone from your inbox for good – at least while they use that email address.
The likelihood of you not having Gmail pre-installed on your phone is small, however if you don’t or you want to check out the update check out the listing below.
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