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Labels in Gmail function like sticky notes for your emails to quickly organize and sort related emails. You can apply as many labels to an email as desired rather than selecting one folder to house an email like in other email clients.

With labels in Gmail you can color code, show, side, nest, and apply labels manually or using filters.

 Create a Label from the Label List

  1. On the left, below your labels list, click More. If you don't see More, hover near bottom of label list and the More label will appear.
  2. Click Create new label.
  3. Type the name of your new label.
  4. Click Create.

 Apply One or More Labels to a Message

When you add a label to a conversation, it applies to all the messages in that thread, even if messages are sent/received after you apply the label. When you search for labeled messages, you'll see any messages that match the label, along with their conversation thread.

  1. Select the checkbox next to a message.
  2. At the top, click Label (the icon looks like a price tag).
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To add one label to the message, click the one you want to add.
    • To add more than one label, check the boxes next to the ones you want, then click Apply

 Apply a Label to a Reply/Forward Before You Send

  1. At the bottom right corner of the message, click the 3 dots to choose "More options."labels
  2. Click Label.
  3. Choose one or more of the labels.

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