Create, edit or delete a Gmail label (folder, category)

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How to create a folder in Gmail to organize messages? How do I add a label in Gmail?

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To organize emails in Gmail, you can create folders and subfolders and move your messages there. Concretely, Google actually calls them “ratings”.

Important note: You can create a new label on your PC or in the Gmail app on iPhone or iPad, but that’s not possible on Android…

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Create a Gmail label on PC

Here’s how to create a new label in Gmail on the desktop:

  1. Open your Gmail inbox and sign in with the correct account (if you have more than one)
  2. In the sidebar, scroll down to find the More link and click on it
  3. Click “Create Label”
  4. In the first field, choose the caption name
  5. If you wish, you can merge this new taxonomy under an existing taxonomy (to create a subfolder)
  6. Click Create

It is very easy to modify the caption:

  1. Open your Gmail inbox and sign in with the correct account (if you have more than one)
  2. In the sidebar, scroll to find the label you want to change
  3. Hover over the caption with the mouse to select 3 dots from the contextual menu to the right of it and click on it
  4. Click Create
  5. In the dialog, choose the new name for the label
  6. Click “Save”

It is very easy to remove a sticker:

  1. Open your Gmail inbox and sign in with the correct account (if you have more than one)
  2. In the sidebar, scroll to find the label you want to change
  3. Hover over the caption with the mouse to select 3 dots from the contextual menu to the right of it and click on it
  4. Click “Remove”
  5. Confirm by pressing “Delete”
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See also: Where are my archived emails in Gmail?

Other things to know about Gmail labels

What is Gmail rating?

This is a way to organize your emails: you can assign one or more labels to each message, and view a list of all emails with a particular label.

How to add or change the color of a Gmail sticker?

On a PC, hover over the caption to select the three dots of a contextual menu to the right of it and click on it. Then click on “Label color”.

How to create categories in Gmail?

To create a category or folder, follow the instructions to create a label, it’s the same thing.

If I delete a Gmail label, my emails are deleted too?

No, don’t worry, wording is just a type of sticker that gets stuck into an email. Deleting a label Gmail never deletes affected email messages. See also: Delete Gmail mail messages.

Can I add multiple labels to a Gmail email?

Yes, you can assign as many labels as you want to each of your Gmail messages. A label is a type of sticker that is affixed to a message, making it easier for you to find your way around the messaging system.

How many labels can I create in Gmail?

You can create as many labels as you want in Gmail. If you have a lot of them, consider creating subcategories (by nesting labels between them).

How to create a subfolder in Gmail?

In the sidebar on the desktop, Hover over the caption you want to add a subfolder to, select 3 dots from the contextual menu to the right of it and click on it. Click on Add Sublabel.

How to view all folders in Gmail?

Bring up the list, and scroll until you see your labels (these are the same as folders). If you don’t see it, click More.

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Frank Mccarthy

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