How to Use Labels in Gmail Emails

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gmail email labelsOne of the most  interesting features in Gmail is the colored labels. Basically,  you will be able to assign special labels with different colors to different emails. This feature is especially useful when you want to organize your emails, you wish to find some of them in a quick way or you want to categorize your emails following certains custom criterias. This is not the first time Google lets Gmail users customize their Gmail accounts with colours. In fact, the huge Gmail size storage is really impressive  and it  might  be a problem for all of those users who store and “collect” a lot of emails in their accounts without deleting anything. Gmail labels is a fresh new idea that will let you recover and spot your emails in a more easy way.

This tutorial will show you how to create, assign, show and hide colored Gmail labels.

Create/Assign Gmail labels to emails

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. On the top Gmail sidebar, on the right, click the Gear icon.
  3. From the drop down menu, click Mail Settings.
  4. On the Settings page, click the Labels tab.
  5. Under the Labels section, type a name for your custom label in the blank field and click the Create button.
  6. Now, in order to assign such a new label to an email or a specific group of emails, go back to your Gmail inbox.
  7. Select an email.
  8. Click the Labels button located on the row of buttons located right above the list of  emails.
  9. From the drop-down menu, tick the checkbox for the label you created and click the Apply link.

Show/hide Gmail labels

  1. From the Gmail Inbox, click on any of your custom label locate on the left sidebar. Be careful as you won’t have to click on the label itself but on the small down-arrow you will be able to see if you hover over the labels with your mouse.
  2. As soon as you click the down-arrow icon a whole, new menu will appear. From there you will be able to assign a new color to your label  etc.
  3. Click the Show or Hide option to unhide/hide your emails tagged with a specific label. Such a procedure is limited to the fact that you can edit a specific label at once.
  4. If you wish to mass edit all your labels, click the Gear icon located at top right side of your Gmail account page.
  5. From the drop down menu, click Mail Settings.
  6. Click the Labels tab and Show/Hide/Show if unread your labels.

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