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Create labels to organise Gmail

You can create labels that store your emails. Add as many labels as you want to an email. 

Note: Labels are different from folders. If you delete a message, it will be erased from every label that it’s attached to and from your entire inbox.

Add a label to a message

Add a label to a message that you're reading
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  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 several different messages in your inbox
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. To the left of a message, touch and hold the letter or photo.
  3. Touch and hold any other messages that 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 .
  2. Open the email that you want to move, or select it in your inbox. 
  3. Tap More More and then Move to
  4. Choose the label to which you want to move the email.

Tip: You can change your Gmail settings to quickly take this action by swiping left or right on messages in your messages list.

Create, edit and delete labels

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

Create a label

Create gmail labels folder

  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-hand side of the page, hover your cursor over your label's name.
  3. Click on the Down arrow Drop-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-hand side of the page, hover your cursor over your label's name.
  3. Click on the Down arrow Drop-down arrow.
  4. Click Remove label.
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