Adding Labels and Filters In Gmail

Keeping your email account organised can be a real nightmare and it’s easy to forget about important tasks when you need to continually look through pages of emails to find what you are looking for.

Gmail allow users to create labels and filters in order to organise incoming and old emails into labels or folders which they are commonly known as. Setting up Gmail labels is super easy and super quick and it’s well worth doing to increase productivity and organisation across your business.

We’ve put together a short guide to show you how you can setup Gmail labels yourself.

1. Where Are Labels

more tab

Down the left hand side of the Gmail menu where your inbox is located, you’ll see the “More” tab. Click this option to expand the menu further.

2. Creating Your Label
readmore page screenshot

You’ll then see at the very bottom the “Create New Label” option, click this.

3. Add Your Label Name
gmail mail labels

You’ll now want to create your label, so within this example i’m going to use Slack Alerts because I want all the email which Slack send me to go into a single label / folder.

4. Finding Gmail Settings

gmail settings

Now click the little gear icon and then click “settings” to open up gmail settings.

5. Finding Gmail Filters

filter and blocked accounts

Next click the “Filter and Blocked Addresses” option.

6. Creating The Filter

create gmail filter step

Click the “Create a new filter” option.

7. Adding The Email Address

labelling emails in Gmail

Now enter the email address of the person you want to label. For example i’ve added slack so i’m going to add this email address. Then click “Create filter with this search”.

create gmail filters and labels

Finally select the boxes as shown and select the relevant label which you’ve just created. Then go ahead and click “Create filter” and you are all done!

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