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How to Create Folders (Labels) in Gmail [PC & Mobile]

Sort your essential emails by creating labels and view it under respective sections.

Among email services, Gmail has been very popular and become an integral part of everyone’s business. By default, the mails will be categorized into three sections: Primary, Social, and Promotions. Apart from these inbox categories, you can create folders in Gmail to organize your messages. In Gmail, the folders are called labels. The main advantage of using labels is that you can keep your inbox organized. Gmail also supports using more than one label for a single message.

How to Create Folders in Gmail

You can create labels on Gmail only from the web version. The Gmail app on Android and iOS devices doesn’t support creating new folders. It only supports moving the emails to labels.

Step 1: Visit gmail.com on a PC web browser and sign in to your Google account.

Step 2: On the left side menu panel, click the More option located below the Drafts menu.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

Step 3: Scroll down and select Create New Label.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

Step 4: Enter a name for your label.

Note: If you want to place your new label inside the existing label like sub-folder, check the Nest label under box and select your parent label.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

Step 5: Click Create.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

Step 6: That’s it. The newly created label is on the left-side menu panel.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

How to Create Labels in Gmail from Settings

You can also create labels from your Gmail settings.

Step 1: Open Gmail and click the Settings icon located below your Google account logo.

Step 2: Select Settings.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

Step 3: Tap the Labels section.

Create Label or Folder in Gmail

Step 4: Scroll down on the Labels section and click Create new label.

Move Emails to Label on Gmail (Desktop)

Step 5: Enter a name and create the label.

How to Label Emails in Gmail [Desktop]

Method 1

Step 1: Open Gmail and select the mail that you want to label.

Step 2: Click the Labels icon.

Move Emails to Label on Gmail (Desktop)

Step 3: Select the newly created label.

Move Emails to Label on Gmail (Desktop)

Method 2

Step 1: Select the mails and right-click on them.

Step 2: Hover the mouse to the “Labels as” section.

Step 3: Select the label that you want.

Move Emails to Label on Gmail (Desktop)

How to Label Emails in Gmail [Mobile]

As we said earlier, you can’t create labels on the mobile version of Gmail. You need to sign in to your Gmail on the PC browser to create the labels. Once you create the label, it will be synced to the mobile version automatically.

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your Android or iOS device.

Step 2: Ensure that you’re logged in to your Google account.

Step 3: Select the emails that you want to move to the new folder.

Step 4: Click the three-dot menu icon on the top right corner.

Step 5: Select Change Labels.

Move Emails to Labels on Gmail

Step 6: Select the label and click OK.

Move Emails to Labels on Gmail (mobile)

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To Conclude

If you run a business, the labels are significant to organize your important messages. We hope this article will help you to do the same with ease. Even after adding the label, the email will still appear in your inbox.

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Raashid

Content Writer @techowns.com

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