Hundreds of emails are sitting in the inboxes of many Gmail users. When the need arises, it is difficult to identify crucial messages among the massive pile of emails. To avoid this problem, arrange your emails in Gmail using “labels.”
How do I create a label in Gmail?
- Visit Gmail and log in to your account.
- Click “More” on the menu as you scroll down.
- Choose “Create new label” from the drop-down menu.
- Give your label a name in the pop-up window. Check “Nest label under:” and choose the parent label from the dropdown menu if you wish to nest this label inside another existing label. Then, to finish, click “Create.”
- You can now send your emails to this label to arrange them. Select the relevant emails from your inbox, click the label icon, select the label name, and then click “Apply.”
Although labeling emails puts them into pre-defined categories, these messages stay in the inbox. If you only want to de-clutter your inbox and remove inactive emails, you can try archiving emails in Gmail.
How do I delete a label in Gmail?
- Open Gmail and log in.
- Scroll down to the menu on the left and click on “More.”
- Select “Manage labels.”
- In the Settings menu that opens, scroll down and click on “remove” next to the desired label.
- Click on “Delete” to confirm the decision.
This is how you should use labels to categorize emails in Gmail.