How To Empty Promotions In Gmail

Is your Gmail Promotions tab cluttered with tons of emails that you no longer need? If so, you’re not alone. Many Gmail users struggle with a constant influx of promotional messages, but fortunately, there’s an easy solution. In this blog post, we’ll guide you step by step on how to empty promotions in Gmail, freeing up your inbox space and your mind.

Step 1: Open Gmail

First things first, you need to open your Gmail account. Ensure you’re logged into your Gmail account. If you’re not, the system will prompt you to enter your username and password.

Step 2: Go to the Promotions Tab

Once you’re in your inbox, you’ll find several tabs at the top of the screen, including Primary, Social, Promotions, and possibly others. Click on the Promotions tab to view your promotional emails.

Step 3: Select All Promotional Emails

You can select all the emails in the Promotions tab by clicking on the checkbox in the top left corner of the screen. Note that this will select only the emails visible on the current page.

To select all promotional emails, even those that are not currently visible, click on the option that says “Select all conversations in Promotions” that appears at the top of the emails after your initial selection.

Step 4: Delete the Emails

With all your promotional emails selected, it’s time to delete them. Click on the Trash can icon to move these emails to the trash. Remember that Gmail typically keeps trashed emails for 30 days before permanently deleting them.

Step 5: Permanently Delete the Emails

If you want to immediately clear these deleted emails from your Gmail account, you can do this by going to the Trash folder (found in the left sidebar), selecting all the emails as before, and then clicking “Delete Forever”.

And voila! You’ve successfully cleared out your Gmail Promotions tab. Repeat this process as often as necessary to keep your promotional emails under control, and enjoy a cleaner, more organized inbox.


If you find certain promotional emails useful, consider moving them to your primary inbox or creating a filter so that future emails from that sender bypass the promotions tab. To do this, simply right-click on the email, select “Move to tab” and then choose the desired location.

Here’s to smart email management and a clutter-free Gmail Promotions tab!