un·​sub·​scribe ˌən-səb-ˈskrīb How to pronounce unsubscribe (audio)
unsubscribed; unsubscribing

intransitive verb

: to stop subscribing to an email mailing list : to choose to no longer receive email communications (such as newsletters or advertisements) from a company or organization
When you first subscribe, you will receive information on how to unsubscribeStuart J. Goldman

Examples of unsubscribe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Disney announced the price hike in August, leading to almost 8 million people unsubscribing from the platform in the company's last quarter. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 13 Sep. 2023 Declutter your message: Dozens of addresses can make your email seem clunky – bcc can help with a seamless finish Block emails:Your guide to reporting spam and unsubscribing on Gmail Just Curious for more? USA TODAY, 5 July 2023 Customers who wanted to unsubscribe could only do so by using a desktop computer or calling the company's customer service line. Joel Mathis, The Week, 27 June 2023 Watch for more people to unsubscribe. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 Below, members of Forbes Agency Council share some clever ways for brands to engage customers via text and stay top of mind without overwhelming them and leading them to unsubscribe. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 Subscription models are famously lucrative, as subscribers often fail to unsubscribe, even when a need has been met. Amy Larocca, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2022 The team of digital marketers working on my company’s e-commerce ecosystem for online business owners has developed a three-step strategy to handle customers ready to unsubscribe. Polina Beletskaya, Forbes, 27 June 2022 The company is right that the current paywall and subscription model is deeply flawed—readers are forced into annoying rigmaroles simply to read articles and then subjected to ransom-like procedures to unsubscribe. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsubscribe was in 1981

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“Unsubscribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsubscribe. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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