Gmail allows you to create labels which are essentially folders to help you organise the inbox better and streamline your workflow.
In this article, we explain how you can create a label and how you can add emails to the label that you have created.
Create a Gmail label (folder) on a computer
Creatin a Gmail folder on a computer is easy. First, sign in on your Gmail account and then follow the steps mentioned below to understand the method. Step 1: To create a folder, you will have to select an email. Click on the box at the left of the email to select it. Step 2: While the email is selected, you will see a host of options at the top. Click on the Labels option at the left of the three-dot button. (Check the screenshot above).Step 3: After that, click on the Create new option from the drop-down menu.Step 4: Type the name of the label that you want to create and then click Create. You will notice that the folder is created on the left menu. When you click on the folder, you can check the emails there.If you want to create a label within a label, then in Step 4 mentioned above, click on the Nest label under option and then from the Please select a parent menu, select the parent label. Here, I have named the parent label as Google Alert. Look at the screenshot above to get an idea.
How to add emails to a label?
To add new emails to the label that you have created, drag the email on the label on the left menu. Or, you can click on the email box, as you did in Step 1 and then click on the Label option, as you did in Step 2. Then, from the drop-down menu, click on the label where you want the email to go. (Check out the screenshot above).
Note: You cannot create a new label from the Gmail smartphone application. However, you can change labels via the app. To change labels in the app, long press on the email and then tap on the three-dot button at the right. From the drop-down menu, tap on Change Labels and then select the label. Also read: Gmail 101: How to add your signature?
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