Google Mail, or Gmail for short, doesn’t make use of folders. Rather, it makes use of labels. Labels help organize messages into aspects like accounts, family, work, among others. Unlike folders where it’s only possible to put a message to only one, labels can make use of two or even more! One message may fall under work and accounts while another e-mail may fall under fun and family. That’s the beauty of labels, you can place a lot under just one.
Therefore, this article, along with the rest that will follow, allows you a step-by-step outlook as to how to proceed with creating a label.
Step 1: Sign in to your Gmail account. Immediately, you will be redirected to your inbox.
Step 2: To create a label, choose a message (or a number of messages) that you would like to categorize. In the image below, the four welcome messages from Google are checked. Simply click on the box at the left side of the message.
Step 3: Click on the labels button where a drop down menu will be seen.
Step 4: Click on Create New. A small screen will pop-up, prompting you for the label name. Type in ‘Accounts’ like the image below.
Step 5: And you’re done!
You can make multiple labels which can fit the message you have chosen. Categorizing messages has never been this easy.