Do you want to create labels in Gmail? Let us guess, at first you were fine, but as time went on, you found it harder and harder to get organized in your inbox, and now you are losing time, trying to find emails.
Creating labels mixed with applying some tips and tricks that we’ll share can solve that issue.
We are going over all that, step-by-step in this Gmail labels guide.
How Labels in Gmail Will Make Your Life Easier
Labels are basically Gmail email folders that help categorize specific types of emails that you receive.
For instance, if you’ve had a client for a year, unless you rock platforms like Slack, you most likely dealt with a lot of emails during the years.
With Labels, they are all in one place.
The same can apply to your invoices, newsletter subscriptions, or even more importantly, if you receive a lot of emails, they can put all the important emails from the people that you know, in one spot.
Additionally, you can also access all of your emails within your created labels by clicking on the respective label folder (located on the left side of your Gmail).
So without further delay, here’s how to create labels:
Step.1: Creating Labels in Gmail Starts With Going to Your Gmail Settings
Click the settings icon and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
Step.2: Go to the “Labels” Tab
Once in your Gmail settings, select the “labels” tab.
Step.3: Create Your New Labels in Gmail
Scroll down and click the Create New Label button.
Then, type the name of your label, and click Create.
Important note: Do not check the Nest Label Under box.
Step.4: Go to the “Filters and Blocked Addresses” Tab (Crucial Step for Labels in Gmail)
Once your label has been created, go to the “filters and blocked addresses” tab. Then, click “create a new filter”, and fill in the fields for your filter.
Step.5: Create Your New Filter
Once you’ve filled in the fields, click on Create Filter With This Search.
Important note: You do not need to fill in all of the text fields. As you can see in our video example (at the 1 minute and 43-second mark), we only filled-in the box for “has the words”.
Step.6: Apply Your Label
Once you’ve created your filter, now it’s time to apply your label.
Important note: Make sure to click on Apply Filter to Matching Conversations checkbox and the Always Mark It as Important checkbox.
Optional Gmail Labels Trick: You can also check the Star It checkbox, which will add a star next to each of the emails within your label.
Step.7: Click on Create Filter
Lastly, click on Create Filter and refresh your Gmail.
Once refreshed, your Gmail will show labels next to each of the emails within your label (the default label color is grey).
Step.8: Change Colors
Upon hovering your mouse over the label folder, you’ll be presented with a drop-down menu, which will allow you to change the colors of your labels.
Step.9: Enjoy! 🙂
Found this useful? Why not check out our 10 Gmail Tips and Tricks post?