How to Delete All Promotion Emails in Gmail

Gmail offers a nifty filter to check all unnecessary promotion emails from a single menu. While it keeps your main inbox junk-free, the Promotions menu does fill up significantly over time. Here’s how you can delete all promotion emails in Gmail.

delete promotional emails in Gmail

Gmail storage also counts against Google Drive space. If you run low on Drive space, you can delete irrelevant emails on Gmail and reclaim precious storage. You can delete promotion emails on Gmail web or use mobile apps to do the job. We will also show a trick to delete unnecessary emails automatically. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Enable Promotion Emails in Gmail

If you have disabled the Promotions tab in Gmail, use the steps below to enable the filter for your account.

Step 1: Open Gmail website in a web browser and log in with your Google account details.

Step 2: Click the Settings gear in the top right corner.

open Gmail settings

Step 3: Select the radio button beside Default and close the menu.

change default inbox

You can now see the Promotions tab appearing on the main Gmail page. Now that you have filtered promotion emails from your Gmail account, it’s time to delete them.

move to promotion tab

Mobile users can enable Promotions using the steps below.

Step 1: Launch the Gmail app and tap the hamburger menu in the top-left corner.

Step 2: Open Settings and select Inbox customization.

Step 3: Select ‘Inbox categories.’

Step 4: Turn on the toggle next to the ‘Promotions.’

Delete All Promotion Emails in Gmail

You can delete all promotion emails using the steps below.

Step 1: Visit Gmail website in a browser and move to the Promotions tab.

open promotion tab

Step 2: Click the checkmark at the top.

delete emails in promotion tab

Step 3: Select the delete icon at the top and you are good to go.

Step 4: Select Trash from the left sidebar.

select trash

Step 5: Click a similar checkmark at the top and select Delete forever.

delete emails forever

Remove Promotion Emails in Gmail Mobile Apps

You can remove promotion emails from Gmail mobile apps too. Since Gmail uses the same UI on Android and iPhone, the steps below will work on both platforms.

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your phone.

Step 2: Select the Promotions menu at the top.

Step 3: Tap the account picture beside each irrelevant email. Repeat the same for all such emails.

Step 4: Select the delete icon at the top and move them to Bin.

Step 5: Go back to the Gmail home and tap the hamburger menu in the top-left corner. Select Bin.

Step 6: Gmail automatically deletes items in the bin for more than 30 days. You can tap ‘Empty bin now’ to clear the space.

Unlike Gmail web, you can’t select all promotion emails at once. You must individually select each email and hit Delete.

Auto-Delete Promotion Emails in Gmail

If a specific online service is spamming you with dozens of promotional emails every day, you can unsubscribe from their list. If you face difficulty with unsubscribing, use the steps below to auto-delete such emails in Gmail.

Step 1: Visit Gmail in a web browser.

Step 2: Move to the Promotions tab.

move to promotion tab

Step 3: Open an email.

Step 4: Click the More menu in the top-right corner.

Step 5: Select ‘Filter messages like this.’

filter messages in gmail

Step 6: It will open the filter menu. Click Create filter.

create a gmail filter

Step 7: Enable the checkmark beside ‘Delete it’ and create a filter.

create a filter to auto-delete email

You can create similar rules for all such promotional emails. You can even add words and phrases to auto-delete unwanted emails from your inbox. The possibilities are endless here.

You will use Gmail web to create such rules. Gmail mobile apps don’t support rules yet.

Bundle Top Promo Emails in Gmail

Not every email is irrelevant in the Promotions tab. It may carry lucrative discounts and announcements for you. Gmail offers an option to bundle top promo emails in Promotions. Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Head to Gmail web.

Step 2: Click the Settings gear in the top right corner.

open Gmail settings

Step 3: Select ‘See all settings’.

see all Gmail settings

Step 4: Move to the ‘Inbox’ tab.

Step 5: Enable the checkmark beside ‘bundling of top promo emails in Promotions’.

bundle promotion emails in Gmail

You can now check all important emails at the top in Promotions. You won’t accidentally delete relevant messages from the Promotions tab.

Clean Up Your Gmail Inbox

Promotion emails taking up a major chunk of Gmail storage is never desirable. You can use the tricks above and delete promotion emails in no time.

Last updated on 01 February, 2023

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