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How to create folders in Gmail

Maintaining order in your Gmail inbox has become essential in recent times. For this there are multiple tools that promise magical solutions thanks to artificial intelligence. However, there is also a tool that, despite being more classic, has proven for decades to be useful for keeping documents in order: folders.

If you want to keep your inbox under control, one of the best ways to do it is by using Gmail folders. How can you create one? Well, it is quite simple, and today we are here to show you how to do it in just a few steps.

Before we start, keep in mind that these are not folders as you know them. In fact, Gmail uses a tag system, although they work the same way as folders. All those emails that are assigned the same label can be found in the same place. This is a very good way to maintain the order of everything you receive in your day to day.

How to create folders in Gmail from the browser

This is the first method we will see today. From the web version of Gmail you can create your 'folders' using the labels that we mentioned before. Before you begin, make sure you're logged into Gmail on your computer.

Enter the Gmail website. Now, look for the gear-shaped icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Tap on See all settings. Now, go to the Tags tab located in the options bar. Scroll down the screen and look for the Create new tag option. Here you can type the name for the new tag. If you want the label to be linked to a specific Gmail folder, check the Nest label inside box and select the one you prefer from the list. In this way, what we just created will remain as a kind of subfolder. Done. You already have your new label created. If you want to add your emails to this newly created label, just go to the chosen email. Here, simply select Move to and then tap on your tag name.

How to create folders from the app

How to create Gmail folders in the app If you use Android or iOS, chances are good that Gmail is your email service of choice. The application also has a function to create and assign labels, so just follow the steps to achieve it.

Enter the Gmail app on your mobile.Tap on the three horizontal bars located in the upper left corner of the screen to open the menu.Scroll down until you see the option Create new document.Type the name of your new label.Done. Your new Gmail 'folder' is now created. To assign your emails to this Gmail label from mobile, you just have to select the emails. To do so, tap directly on the sender's icon (it can be a colored letter or an image). Once you have all selected, tap on the three dots that appear in the upper right corner, and choose Move.

In this new menu you only have to select the name of the labels —or folders— that you have created. Once you touch it, the mails will automatically move to it.