How to Create Folders in Gmail?

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Over the past few years, Gmail has become one of the top email services. Gmail is the only email service which comes to mind at first, whenever there is any talk about emails.

No matter if you use email service for the personal or official purpose, Gmail provides all the security and features to maintain emails. One such feature is creating folders.

If you are not aware of the folder creating a feature of Gmail, then let me tell you, this feature of Gmail is used to organize the emails. Just in case, if you wanted to change the Gmail password, see that.

With the folder, you can be able to find various emails quickly and respond to your clients as soon as possible. The folder in Gmail is technically called ‘labels’  

In today’s article, we will let you know how these folders are created in Gmail. So let’s begin the guide on how to create folders in Gmail.

How to Create Folders in Gmail

In Gmail, the procedure of creating a folder is very simple and easy. Creating labels take less than a minute in Gmail. Once you create the folder/label, you can organize your emails very easily. If you have multiple gmail accounts, you can easily switch between them quickly. Here is how to switch multiple Gmail accounts.

So let’s check out how to create email folders in Gmail and how to Organize emails by creating labels/folders in Gmail. 

There are multi ways to create a folder in Gmail. One of the ways are by going through the Settings option and another way is by directly selecting the mail. We will see all the possible ways to creating labels in Gmail.

#Method 1. Creating Label from an Email

This is one of the methods to create label/folder in Gmail. To create a label, first of all, you will need to log in to your Gmail account. To log in, go to and enter your credentials. Once you are logged in, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Once you are logged into you Gmail, go to the Inbox and select the mail you want to create a folder for. Label can be created in any kind of mail whether it is from the inbox, archive or any other.

Step 2: Ok, after you have decided which mail you want to create the label for, click on the labels option placed at the top of the page. Check out the below screenshot.


You can also select the ‘move to’ option placed just beside the labels. Both the options allow you to create a label for the mail.

Step 3: After you click on the label option, a drop down list will appear. Where you have to click on Create new option, which is placed second last in the list.


Step 4: After you click on the Create new option, you will see a new screen, where you will see two options one, “Please enter a new label name:” and other one is “Nest label under:”

Here you don’t have to do anything with the second option. In the first box, type the name of the new label or folder.


The second option that is Nest label under, act like a subfolder. We will be discussing regarding it below.

Step 5: That’s it!! Enter the name of the label and click on create. And the folder would be created.

This is how a label is created by selecting any email.

Another way to create label is by going to the Settings option. Check out this method below.

#Method 2: Creating Label Using Setting Option

This is another way to create a label. With this method, you don’t need to go to any email, archive or somewhere else. All you need to do is click on the Settings option and then label. See the complete steps below.

Step 1: On your Gmail home page, click on the gear icon placed at the top of the page. When you click on it, you will see various options there, select Settings from the list.

Step 2: After you click on the settings option, you will be landed to the new settings page. On this settings page, you will have to click on the label option placed at the second in the list. Check the given screenshot.


This is the option, where all the labels are managed. Under this option, you will see many categories of labels, even if you’ve never created any yourself.

These categories include System labels, Categories, Circle etc. Without disturbing any of the options, scroll down to the section Labels.

Step 3: As you can see under the labels, category there is an option Create new Label. Click on that. That’s it. After clicking on the create new label, you will see the same dialog box I showed you in step 4 in the first method.

This is how the labels/folders are created in the Gmail. Now let’s check out how to create a subfolder in Gmail.

How to Set Up Gmail Subfolders:

As described in the above methods, when you click on the create new label, a dialogue box will appear where you will see two options, one, “Please enter a new label name:” and other one is “Nest label under:”.

The nest label acts as a subfolder or a folder inside of a folder. This option can be very helpful if you’re organizing multi emails.

To nest the label under another or existing label, check the box and select the parent label from the drop-down menu. remember selecting Parent label is necessary if you want to create a subfolder.

That’s all. We are done. These are the methods to create folders in Gmail. If you don’t want to go to settings page or follow the steps then you can directly navigate to the home page of your Gmail account.

Yes, at the left sidebar of the page, below the inbox, starred and all other options, when you click on more, you will see options like manage labels and create the new label.


Again when you create on the Create a new label you will see again the same dialogue box.

Simply enter the name and create the folder. So, this was all about how to create folders in Gmail. There are alot of annoying emails in our Inboxes. Here is how to block emails on Gmail.

I hope you enjoyed reading the guide and met the purpose of landing on this page.


A graduate of the IIMC, Diksha enjoys testing out new tech products and services. Her goal is to help others make more informed purchases of tech products and services. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, and listening to music. An ardent reader loves to be surrounded by technology.

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