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Organize your Gmail inbox using labels

You can organize your emails by setting up labels. Labels work like folders, but you can add more than one label to a message.

Add a label to a message

Add a label to a message you're reading
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Open a message.
  3. In the top right, tap More More.
  4. Tap Change labels.
  5. Add or remove labels.
  6. Tap OK.
Add a label to multiple messages in your inbox
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. To the left of a message, tap the letter or photo.
  3. Tap any other messages you want to add labels to.
  4. In the top right, tap More More.
  5. Tap Change labels.
  6. Add or remove labels.
  7. Tap OK.
Move a message to another label
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Open the email you want to move, or select it in your inbox. 
  3. Click More More and then Move to
  4. Choose the label you want to move the email to.

Create, edit & delete labels

Note: Only you can see the labels that are added to your messages.

Create a label
  1. On a computer, open Gmail. You can't create labels from the Gmail app.
  2. On the left, click More.
  3. Click Create new label.
  4. Name your label.
  5. Click Create.
Edit a label
  1. On a computer, open Gmail. You can't edit labels from the Gmail app.
  2. On the left side of the page, hover your cursor over your label's name.
  3. Click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Make changes to your label.
  6. Click Save.
Delete a label
  1. On a computer, open Gmail. You can't edit labels from the Gmail app.
  2. On the left side of the page, hover your cursor over your label's name.
  3. Click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Click Remove label.

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