App Tutorial

Easy Gmail Label Creation Guide in 5 Steps

Jason Gong
App automation expert
Apps used
Google Mail
April 15, 2024

Creating labels in Gmail helps organize your inbox by categorizing emails, making it easier to manage and find specific messages. Here's how:

  • Access Gmail and click More to find the Create new label option.
  • Name and create your label.
  • To add labels in the Gmail app, use the Change labels option on an email.
  • For sub labels, select Nest label under during creation.

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How to Create a Label in Gmail

Creating labels in Gmail helps you organize your inbox by categorizing your emails. This feature is particularly useful for managing large volumes of mail, allowing you to quickly find specific emails when needed. Labels are different from folders since an email can have multiple labels but can only be in one folder at a time. If you delete an email, it will be removed from every label it's attached to and your entire inbox.

How to Create a New Label in Gmail

To create a new label in Gmail on a computer:

  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. On the left, scroll down and click More.
  3. Click Create new label.
  4. Name your label.
  5. Click Create.

To edit or delete a label, hover over the label's name on the left side, click More (the three dots), and select Edit or Remove label.

How to Create a Label in Gmail App

While you cannot directly create a new label within the Gmail app, you can add existing labels to emails:

  1. Open the Gmail app on your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Open or select the email you want to label.
  3. Tap More (three dots in the top right).
  4. Tap Change labels.
  5. Add or remove labels as needed.
  6. Tap OK.

To create a new label, you'll need to use Gmail on a computer. Once created, the label will be available in the Gmail app.

How to Create a Sub Label in Gmail

Sub labels, or nested labels, allow for more detailed organization within a primary label. To create a sub label:

  1. Open Gmail and click More on the left-hand side under your existing labels.
  2. Click Create new label.
  3. Name your label (e.g., "Clients").
  4. Click Create.
  5. For the sub label, click More again and then Create new label.
  6. Name this label after your specific need (e.g., "Chevron") and tick the Nest label under box, selecting "Clients".
  7. Click Create.

This structure allows you to organize emails more granularly, making it easier to manage your inbox.

Automate Gmail Labels with Bardeen Playbooks

While manually creating labels in Gmail allows for better email organization, automating email management can further enhance efficiency and productivity. With Bardeen, you can automate various tasks related to labels in Gmail, such as creating tasks in project management tools or saving important emails to databases when a specific label is added.

Here are some powerful automations you can implement using Bardeen's prebuilt playbooks:

  1. Create ClickUp task when label is added to an email: Automatically create a task in ClickUp whenever a specific label is added to an email in Gmail. This ensures actionable items are promptly captured and assigned.
  2. Create Asana task when label is added to an email: Streamline your workflow by creating an Asana task directly from your Gmail. Perfect for keeping project tasks aligned with your email communications.
  3. Save labeled emails to Google Sheets, including attachments stored on Google Drive: Preserve important emails and their attachments by automatically saving them to Google Sheets and Google Drive, organizing your data efficiently.

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