Google Mail: Edit and Delete Labels

Google Mail: Edit and Delete Labels

Labels are Google's versions of folders. They do everything that folders do, but you can apply more than one label to a message. After creating a label, you can edit the label name and color. You can also delete any label you create.

For more information about labels, see the following help pages:

Edit Labels

To edit a label through the labels list:

  1. In the left sidebar of Google Mail, hover over the label you wish to edit, then click the drop-down arrow. 
  2. From the dorp-down menu, select "Edit." The "Edit label" window should appear. 
  3. Under the "Label Name" text box, type the new label name, then click "Save."

To edit a label through the "Labels" tab in Google Mail Settings:

  1. In Google Mail, click the gear-shaped [Settings] icon.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select "Settings."
  3. Click the "Labels" tab.
  4. In the "Labels" column, click the name of the label you would like to change. It will become a textbox.
  5. Replace the current label name with the new name.
  6. Press [Enter].

To set a label color:

  1. In the left sidebar of Google Mail, hover over the label you wish to edit, then click the drop-down arrow. 
  2. Under the drop-down menu, select "Label color." A color palette should appear. 
  3. From the color palette, click the color that you would like to apply to your label. For more color options or to change label text color, click "Add custom color."

Delete Labels

  1. In Google Mail, click the gear-shaped [Settings] icon. 
  2. From the drop-down menu, select "Settings."
  3. Click the "Labels" tab.
  4. In the "Actions" column, click "remove" next to the label you wish to delete (confirm that you want to delete the label by clicking [Delete]).


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