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How to Create Labels As and When You Need Them in Gmail

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Labels you apply to messages are the flexible Gmail equivalent to folders you put messages into. You can assign existing labels to emails easily, of course. But have you ever gotten an email and thought "Zest, that's a billion rupees idea! The first I got. Let's... label... it"?

For this and similar cases, Gmail has a handy shortcut down its More Actions ... menu. You can create a new label on the spot.

Create Labels As and When You Need Them in Gmail

To create new labels in Gmail just as you need them:

  • Click the Labels drop-down menu with the message or messages you want to label checked or open.
  • Select Create new.
  • Type the desired label name under Please enter a new label name:.
  • Click OK.
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