After reading my guide on how Gmail works, you’ve decided to rely on the famous Google service to manage your email messages. In a short time you’ve already become familiar with its main features but there’s still one thing you haven’t been able to do: add a new custom folder in Gmail to archive your messages in the best way. For this reason, you would like my help again and know the detailed procedure to succeed in your attempt.
That’s the way it is, right? Then let us tell you that you have come to the right place at the right time! In fact, with this guide, I will explain to you how to create a folder in gmail providing you with all the information you need to better organize your e-mail box. In addition to showing you the detailed procedure for creating a new folder in Gmail from a computer, smartphone and tablet, I will also tell you how to customize the folders created and how to add new messages.
If you agree and can’t wait to find out more, let’s not go any further and immediately jump into action. Courage: make yourself comfortable, carve out five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next few lines. Follow the instructions I’m about to give you, try to put them into practice from the device of your interest and I’m sure you’ll be able to create all the folders you want, to be able to archive your messages as you see fit. Happy reading and, above all, good work!
If your intention is create a folder in gmailit might be useful for you to know that folders are called folders on the famous Google email service labels.
In addition to system labels (Chats, Scheduled, Drafts, Postponed, Important etc.) and at categories (Social, Forums, Promotions etc.) which cannot be modified or deleted (but can be hidden), it is possible to create new customized folders, choosing their name and colour. Furthermore, it is also possible to create a nesting of labels, a useful feature for archiving your emails in the best way.
Finally, you should know that it is possible to add a single message to more than one label. However, deleting the email in question will remove it from all labels.
How to create a folder in gmail from computer
The procedure for create a folder in gmail from computer it’s quick and easy. All you have to do is log into the Google email service with your account and click on the button to create a new label.
To proceed, then connected to the main page of Gmail, press the button Log intop right, and, on the screen Choose an accountselect thegoogle account of your interest. Then enter the password in the field Enter your password and click on the button After youto log in.
Now, press on the item Other visible in the left sidebar, click on the option Create new label and enter the name of the folder you are creating in the field Enter a name for the new label.
If you want to create a subfolder of a main label, place a check mark next to the item Nest label in and select the “parent” label using the appropriate drop-down menu. Then click on the button Createto create the label, and that’s it.
At this point, to start adding email messages to the newly created label, place a check mark next to the emails you are interested in, click on thelabelat the top, and press on folder name in question. Alternatively, right-click on the message you are interested in, select the option Move to or Label as and select the label of your choice.
In addition to the procedure that I have just shown you, you should know that there are other solutions to create a new label in Gmail. In fact, you can also create a folder on the famous Google email service by right clicking on a single email message and selecting the options Label as And Create new from the menu that opens.
Alternatively, you can click on the icon gear wheelat the top right, select the item Settings from the menu that opens and, in the new screen displayed, press on the item Labels. Then locate the section Labels and click on the button Create new labelto create a new folder.
Regardless of the procedure you have implemented to create a label in Gmail, it will be useful to know that, at any time, you can customize the color of each individual folder created. To do this, select the label of your interest in the sidebar on the left, press the relative icon three dots and select the option Label color from the menu that appears.
Then choose one of the available colors, otherwise select the option Add custom color which allows you to change both the background color that the text color of the selected label.
Finally, if you intend to change the name or nesting of a folder, you can select the one you are interested in in the sidebar on the left, press the relative icon three dots and select the option Edit. If, on the other hand, you want to cancel the label, press on the item Remove label and click on the button Delete.
How to create a folder in Gmail from smartphones and tablets
Gmail is also available as an application for Android and iPhone/iPad devices and can also be used to manage email accounts belonging to other providers (eg Outlook, Yahoo, Libero, etc.). Also from smartphones and tablets it is possible to create new folders and archive your messages in the best way but on Android devices, to add new labels, you need to proceed from the browser.
Create Gmail folder on Android
As mentioned in the previous lines, for create a gmail folder on android you need to use the browser installed on your device (eg. Chrome) and connect to the desktop version of the service site.
To proceed, then connected to the main Gmail page, select the option Use the web version and tap the ☰ button, top left, then tap on the item Desktops at the bottom of the page, to switch to the desktop version of the Gmail site.
In the new screen that appears, select the option Edit labels, visible in the sidebar on the left. Once this is done, enter the name of the label you intend to create in the field Create a new label and tap the button Create, to add the new folder. On the same screen, you can also change the name of a label (Rename) and delete (Remove) those of your interest.
To label a message, however, you can use the Gmail app. All you have to do is select the message of your interest, press the icon three dotsat the top right, choose the option Move to (to move a message from one label to another) or Edit labels and put the check mark next to the label you want to assign to the selected message.
Create Gmail folder on iPhone
Unlike Android, it is possible create a gmail folder on iphone (and on iPad) using the official application of Google’s email service. However, it is not allowed to create sub-labels.
To add a new folder, start the Gmail app and, if you haven’t already done so, press the button Log in, to access your mailbox. Now, tap the ☰ button, top left, and select the option Create new. In the new screen that appears, enter the label name in the field Type the name and press the button endtop right, to create the folder.
To add a new message to the newly created label, open the message you are interested in, tap the icon three dotsat the top right, select the option Move to or Change label from the menu that is offered to you and put the check mark next to the folder of your interest.
To edit a label or delete it permanently, press the ☰ button, select the option Settings and, in the new screen that appears, press on yours email addressthen select the item Label settings and tap on the label you are interested in, to rename it (First name) or to delete it (Delete [nome etichetta]).
How do you say? Would you create a shared folder in gmail? In that case, I’m sorry to tell you that it is not possible to allow access to individual labels of your mailbox to other users. However, even if each Gmail box is designed to be used by a single user, it is allowed to share your account with other people.
Therefore, if your intention is to allow access to your Gmail account to trusted people, connect to the main page of the service, access your e-mail account, click on the gear wheelat the top right, and select the item Settings from the menu that opens.
In the new screen that appears, select the tab Accounts and Importlocate the section Grant access to your account and click on the item Add another account. Then enter theemail address associated with the Google account of the person with whom you intend to share Gmail in the appropriate field and press the buttons Next step And Send an emailto grant access.
Within a few moments, the invited user will receive an email from Gmail: by clicking on the link contained therein and pressing the button He confirmswill be able to accept your invitation and access your e-mail box, both to read the messages received and to send e-mails on your behalf.
If you change your mind, you can revoke access by logging into Settings of Gmail, by selecting the tab Accounts and Imports and clicking on the item Delete relating to the email address of the user to whom you no longer intend to allow access to your email box.