If you have a Gmail account, chances are it’s full of unwanted promotional emails, adding to your free 15 GB Google Drive storage. Once you run out of storage, Google will prompt you to free up space or purchase the Google One plan for additional storage. To reclaim some of that storage space, try clearing your emails, especially promotional emails.
Promotional emails are notorious for their image-heavy content, and deleting all unwanted promotional email can help you reclaim some storage space. Fortunately, Google now lets you clear all promotional emails at once. This is how you clean up your mailbox.
Follow these steps to delete all promotional emails:
1. Open Gmail and navigate to the ‘Categories’ tab on the left. You can also find the Promotions category at the top of your inbox.
2. Click the check box in the upper right corner of the Compose button. This will select all emails on the current page. To select all promotional emails at once, tap the ‘select all conversations’ option that appears above your displayed emails.
3. When you have selected all conversations, press the delete button.
4. Depending on the number of emails, it may take a few seconds for Gmail to delete them all. After that, you can also empty your trash.
5. That’s it! You have deleted your promotional emails with just a few clicks.
A potential downside to this method is the possibility of losing some emails that have been incorrectly filtered as promotional emails. If you don’t want to take that risk, you may need to filter the junk out of the important ones. To free up more space, you can also filter through your emails with heavy attachments and also delete them when they are no longer important.