Email organization is a painful task; one that you would normally avoid. But thanks to the introduction of Labels in Gmail, email management got a pretty colorful face. Color labeling your incoming emails automatically is good; using Nested Labels to create simple hierarchies within individual labels is great.
Nested labels were introduced last year and they have gone a long way in meeting demands for categorizing and sub-categorizing your inbox. Here’s a primer on how nested labels function:
Labels are like folders for your incoming emails. But labels are more flexible because an email can be marked with more than one label (you can’t put an email in more than one folder). Nested labels are like sub-folders. Nested labels can be used to further mark out emails that fall under a common label. Labels can be continuously split up as each label ‘nests’ with the ones above it.
Nested Labels recently graduated from Labs and became a full-fledged feature. Now, one can easily create them with a single click. Clicking on a label’s downward pointing arrow on Gmail’s sidebar reveals the Add sublabel option in the menu.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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