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How To Remove a Label In Gmail

Gmail is the most used Mail service on the internet. Since its release, it has continuously provided features and tools for better user convenience and an easy user interface. Though having an easy user interface, usually the non-techie user faces difficulties in using different settings like changing the google profile picture. The most common is editing a label name and its location, label color, and to remove a label in Gmail.

Before knowing the procedures, let’s start with the introduction of labels and their features.

What is a label in Gmail?

Labels are the tags of each Email you send or receive. Commonly it’s a folder where you can categorize or organize the emails that are sent or received. Gmail allows you to add more than one label to a single message.

Benefits of labels

  1. Organize mails according to category.
  2. A large company’s mail can be organized easily.
  3. Can add more than one label to a message.
  4. Time-saving.

But in some cases, Gmail automatically creates labels and keeps the mails organized. It happens when the user doesn’t create a label manually. So sometimes, it’s unwanted to have a label if you are using Gmail for general use. So the users usually delete those labels in Gmail. 

Follow the below-mentioned steps sequentially to delete a label in Gmail.

How to remove a label in Gmail?

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. On the top right, click on the settings icon.
  3. Click on see all settings.
    All settings panel in gmail
  4. Click on Labels.
    labels settings and properties in gmail
  5. Hover to your preferred label.
  6. Under actions, click remove.
    removing the label from gmail account
  7. Click Delete.
    deleting a label in gmail account

Now the label you preferred will be deleted from your Gmail account. 

Watch the video, if you find any difficulties.

Note: Unlike deletion of mails, you cannot undo the delete of any labels. Once you delete the label, you won’t be able to restore it via trash. Perform the actions carefully and sequentially.

Along with the deletion feature, the labels in Gmail have other features too. It helps the user to store the incoming and outgoing mails in an organized form.

The features that you will be learning to use are:

  1. Editing the label name.
  2. Creating a sub-label.
  3. Editing label color.

How to edit a label name in Gmail?

Gmail allows you to assign the label name particularly. Assigning a label name will be easy to check out the mails and save your time. To edit or rename a label name, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. On the top right, click on the settings icon.
  3. Click on see all settings.
    All settings panel in gmail
  4. Click on Labels.
    labels settings and properties in gmail
  5. Hover to your preferred label.
  6. Under actions, click edit.
    renaming a label in gmail
  7. Type the new name for the label.
    Assigning a new label name in gmail account
  8. Click Save.

How to create a sub-label?

A label under a label, sounds interesting right? Gmail allows us to create a sub-label to track the mails more easily. It is commonly called a sub-label. To create a sub-label, follow the below-mentioned steps sequentially.

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Hover to the label under which you want to create a sub-label.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots present on the label.
    editing the properties of label in gmail
  4. Click on add sub-label.
    Adding a sub label in gmail account
  5. Type the name of the new sub-label.
    creating a new sub label
  6. Click create.

How to edit a label color in Gmail?

To identify the label, you can add color to labels in Gmail. It can be used to recognize the particular label you want. It helps us to remember the label property more easily. Follow the steps mentioned below to add or edit the color of a label in Gmail.

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Hover to the label under which you want to create a sub-label.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots present on the label.
    adding color to a label
  4. Click on label color.
    editing label color in gmail
  5. Select the color you want.

These features help a user to store the Emails in an organized way. The features mentioned earlier can be used for both personal and business use. Not only editing and creating a sub-label, but there are also tons of other features. If you want to organize your mail more precisely, try all the features provided by Gmail.

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Nishant Sapkota

Nishant Sapkota is a passionate tech enthusiast. He is actively involved in blogging and affiliate marketing and learning programming languages. He is fond of computer technologies and unique gadgets. Stay in touch with Nishant via Social Media.

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