How to Create a Folder in Gmail

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Are you trying to create a folder in Gmail but you can’t find the option? This article will explain how to create a folder in Gmail.

How to Create a Folder in Gmail

Gmail is a versatile email software used by millions of people across the world. If you’ve been using Gmail for a while and wondered why there are no folders, it’s because Gmail uses something called “Labels.” Labels are essentially just a different designation for folder, but can be used in the exact same way as a folder. Here’s how to create a folder or label in Gmail.

How to Create a Folder in Gmail

To create a folder in Gmail:

  1. Click the checkmark to the left of the emails you want in the new folder. Or, select +Create new label on the left toolbar.
  2. Click the Label icon at the top of the screen and click Create new.
  3. Name your new Label and click the Create button.
  4. Your folders or Labels will be featured on the left. Click and drag the emails you want to put into your new folder.

And there you go! Even though the name of folders in Gmail is a bit different, the concept is essentially the same. Now you can have as many Labels as you want, and even nest labels under other labels, like subfolders.

FAQ

How do I create a new folder in my Gmail inbox?

To create a new folder in Gmail, click the “More” option in the sidebar, then click “Create new label.”

Why can’t I create a new folder in Gmail?

Gmail does not support creating folders, instead, you must create a new Label.

How do I create a folder and subfolders in Gmail?

To create a folder and subfolders in Gmail, you will need to create a label for each folder. You can create labels by clicking the More dropdown menu, and then selecting Create new label. Then, you can nest labels under each other with the “Nest label under” dropdown menu.

How do you create a new folder?

To create a new folder, right-click on an empty space in the file explorer and select “New Folder.”

Is a label the same as a folder in Gmail?

Yes, a label is the same as a folder in Gmail.

Why can’t you create labels in Gmail app?

You can’t create new labels, but you can organize new emails into labels. Use desktop version of Gmail to create new labels.

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