Easy Gmail Label Editing Guide in 6 Steps

Jason Gong
June 6, 2024

Hover over a Gmail label, click the three dots, and select Edit.

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How to Edit Label in Gmail

Editing labels in Gmail allows users to organize their emails more efficiently. Whether you're looking to rename a label, change its color, or adjust its nesting, Gmail provides straightforward options to customize labels according to your preferences. This guide will walk you through the steps to edit labels in Gmail on both desktop and mobile devices.

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How to Edit a Label in Gmail

To edit a label in Gmail, you must be using the desktop version, as the mobile app does not support label editing directly. Follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. On the left side of the page, hover your cursor over the label you wish to edit.

       2. Click the three dots icon (More) next to the label's name.

       3. Select 'Edit' from the menu.

       4. Make the desired changes to your label.

       5. Click 'Save' to apply the changes.

How to Edit Label Name in Gmail

If you're specifically looking to change the name of a label in Gmail, the process is part of the general editing steps mentioned above. During the editing process:

  1. In the 'Edit label' window, find the 'Label name' field.
  2. Type the new name for your label.
  3. Click 'Save' to update the label name.

Additionally, if you want to make a label a sublabel of another label, you can check the 'Nest label under:' box during the editing process and choose the parent label from the dropdown menu.

Additional Label Customization Options

Beyond renaming, Gmail allows for further customization of labels:

  • Changing Label Color: Hover over the label, click the three dots icon, select 'Label color,' and choose a new color from the palette.
  • Deleting a Label: Hover over the label, click the three dots icon, and select 'Remove label' to delete it.
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Remember, labels are a powerful tool in Gmail for organizing your inbox and making your email management more efficient. By customizing labels to suit your needs, you can streamline your workflow and keep your inbox tidy.

Automate Your Gmail: Streamline with Bardeen

Editing labels in Gmail can be streamlined further using automation tools like Bardeen. While the manual process is straightforward, automating certain tasks associated with email labels can enhance productivity and ensure your inbox remains organized without constant manual intervention. Automation can be particularly useful for tasks such as creating tasks in project management tools or updating CRM entries based on specific labels.

Here are a few examples of what you can achieve by automating Google Mail label tasks with Bardeen:

  1. Create ClickUp task when label is added to an email: This automation triggers whenever a specific label is added to an email, creating a task in ClickUp with the email details. It's an efficient way to ensure that actionable emails are promptly converted into tasks.
  2. Classify and update the labels of newly received emails: Utilize AI to automatically classify incoming emails and update their labels in Gmail. This can help in keeping your inbox organized without manual input.
  3. Save labeled emails to ClickUp, including attachments stored on Google Drive: This playbook saves emails with a specific label as tasks in ClickUp, including uploading any attachments to Google Drive. It streamlines the process of managing email-based tasks and ensures that all relevant attachments are easily accessible within ClickUp.
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