Create folders, subfolders, and sublabels in Gmail

Contents
  1. Use labels and folders to keep your email organized
  2. Stay organized with Gmail folders
  3. Create folders, subfolders, and nested labels
  4. Move your Gmail folder up or make it a subfolder

Use labels and folders to keep your email organized

In Gmail, not only can you create folders to organize, but you can also set up subfolders and nested labels to sort your labels.

Stay organized with Gmail folders

Stay organized with one label or folder for Mom, one for Dad, one label for this project, and another folder for that.

Gmail labels are incredibly useful for organizing email. You can add any conversation to any number of labels and create as many labels as you need.

Of course you want to organize these labels or folders.

Create folders, subfolders, and nested labels

Follow these steps to set up a subfolder or sublabel in Gmail:

  1. Click the gear icon Institutions in the top right corner of your Gmail screen.

  2. Follow this link Institutions in the menu that appears.

  3. Go to the tab labels

  4. To create a new sublabel:

    Click Create a new shortcut in section labels

    Enter the desired name for the new shortcut in the field Enter a name for the new label

    Check box Nest label in section and select a shortcut from the drop-down menu.

  5. To move an existing label under another label:

    In the Tags tab, click Change in the Actions column for the label you want to move.

    Check box Nest label in section and select your destination from the drop-down menu.

  6. Click To create or Save

Move your Gmail folder up or make it a subfolder

To move a shortcut and make it a subfolder or move it to the top level:

  1. On the tab tags Click Change in the Actions column for the label you want to move.

  2. To move a label under another label:

    know for sure Socket label below: set.

    Select the label under which you want to move the label from the drop-down menu.

  3. To move the label up, make sure that: Confirmation label below: not marked.

  4. Click Save

A parent label is bolded in Gmail when one of the nested labels contains an unread message.

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