Learn How to Create Folders in Gmail (Step-by-Step)

Here is an in-depth guide that shows how to create folders (labels) and organize your emails like a boss. Step-by-step instructions, nesting tips
How to Create Folders in Gmail

Creating Folders in Gmail

Feeling overwhelmed by your Gmail inbox emails? If Yes!? Then you are in the right place. Forget messy inboxes now! Learn how Gmail's flexible labels work like folders and unlock the secrets to organized email. Take control of your Gmail! Here is an in-depth guide that shows how to create folders (labels) and organize your emails like a boss. Step-by-step instructions, nesting tips, and automatic sorting tricks are EXPLAINED (Step-by-Step)!

How to Create Folders in Gmail (Step-by-Step):

Gmail doesn't technically have folders, but it uses labels to organize your emails to look more stylish. Labels act like folders but offer more flexibility. Here's how to create them:

On Desktop:

  1. Open Gmail in your web browser.
  2. Look for the "Labels" section in the left-hand menu. It might be hidden under "More" if you have a lot of labels.
  3. Click the "+" symbol next to "Labels." A pop-up window will appear.
  4. Enter a descriptive name for your new folder. Choose something that clearly indicates the type of emails you'll store in it.
  5. Optionally, choose a parent label (subfolder): If you want to create a subfolder within an existing one, tick the "Nest label under" box and choose the parent label from the dropdown menu.
  6. Click "Create." Your new label will appear in the "Labels" list.

On Mobile App:

  1. Open the Gmail app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top left corner. This opens the menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap "Settings."
  4. Tap "Labels."
  5. Tap the "+" symbol in the top right corner.
  6. Follow steps 4-6 from the desktop instructions above.


After creating the Label:
  • You can move emails to a label by selecting them and clicking "Move to" followed by your chosen label.
  • You can drag and drop labels to reorder them in the list.
  • You can create rules to automatically move emails to specific labels based on sender, subject, or keywords.
  • You can hide labels you don't use often to declutter your inbox.
Folder's or "labels," they function like folders in most ways. You can store emails in them, organize them with subfolders, and apply rules to automatically sort emails. However, labels offer some additional flexibility:
  • Nesting: You can create subfolders within existing labels, allowing for more granular organization.
  • Multiple labels: An email can have multiple labels applied to it, making it easier to categorize it across different criteria.
  • Automatic sorting: You can set up rules to automatically apply labels based on various factors, saving you time and effort.
Hope this article gives you a clear explanation of creating Folders in Gmail.
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