How To Use Labels In Gmail
If you are looking for a way to clean up your Gmail inbox, you must learn how to use labels in Gmail. Gmail doesn’t use folders for organization, but rather labels. You can add as many or as few conversations to a label as you want, then retrieve them by either searching or clicking the label name.
To use labels in gmail, you will need:
- A Gmail account
- Internet access
- E-mail in your inbox
- Visit www.gmail.com. Sign in with your email address and password.
- Click the Labels drop-down menu. You can also click “Settings” and go to the “Labels” tab.
- Click Create New. Type the name of the label you wish to create. For example, if you want to keep your bills under one label, type Bills. Click OK.
- Click Inbox from the left menu. Place a checkmark in any checkbox you wish to put under the same label. With these messages selected, go to the labels drop-down menu.
- Click the name of the label you wish you use. The messages you selected will be labeled. To remove them from your inbox, click Archive.
- Type the name of the label you wish to retrieve in the text box at the top of your Gmail screen. Click Search Mail to generate the messages that fall under that label.
- Add one message to multiple labels. For example, you can label your Victoria’s Secret credit card statement as Bills and Shopping. When you are balancing your checkbook, retrieve all messages labeled Bills. To track your shopping habit, search all messages that fall under Shopping.