One of the basic needs of any email inbox is the option to organize your email correspondence. As emails come in from different contacts or groups that have varying importance to the recipient, it is imperative that one is able to organize these emails so that they can find related emails quickly as well as keep their email inbox organized.
When it comes to Gmail, the folder option is given in the form of creating labels. One can organize their emails by creating different labels that work as folders . There is an added feature to labels in Gmail that of allowing more than one label to apply to a single message.
How to add labels to messages?
The process is easy and there are several options in organizing your emails:
- When your account is open, you can click on a message where there is a Label option on the top.
- By clicking on the label one can add on the description to the labels.
- If one wishes to add a single label to several messages, these can be selected and then click on label to add a common label description to them.
This is akin to creating different folders or organizing messages in your inbox.
How to organize messages under assigned labels?
Besides adding messages to certain labels, anyone can also add a message being composed of an existing label. This can be done by clicking on “More” options drop down list that appears in the message composition box in the bottom right corner. Here one can click on the label and then choose a label to add the message to.
There can be other things you want to do to organize your messages under labels such as:
- If one wishes to move a message, they can click on the email, find the option Move to and then choose the label under which the message needs to be organized.
- Under the More option on your account main page you can find the option to create new labels.
- If you wish to edit labels, you can do so by hovering your mouse cursor over the label names.
The steps mentioned above showcase how you can organize emails in your account.