Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Google Mail: Creating New "Folders"/Labels

In my previous post I explained the differences between Outlook Folders and Google Mail Labels.  I also explained how to add a label to an email.

In this post, we will go over how to create new labels.

Here's how to create a label that you can add to any of your messages:

Method 1:

On the left side of the page, click More at the bottom of your labels list. (If you don't see "More," grab the gray dividing line with your cursor and drag it down to show more labels.)
Click Create new label.
Type the name of your new label and click Create.

Method 2: 

You can also create a new label for a message in your Inbox by selecting the box next to the message, clicking the Label button above your message list, and then clicking Create new.

If you are unsure if you have that label already, you can type the name of the label in the search box at the top of the menu.  If the label is not already created, it will give you the option to create new.

Happy Labeling!