An Easy Way to Use Gmail Labels

Geek Tip: Drag Labels Onto Messages in Gmail

When I first noticed this new Gmail labeling feature (disclosure: yesterday), I wasn't sure if I was the only person who was left in the dark. One quick and informal office poll later, I realized I wasn't. Now I'm going label crazy! I'm already a fan of Gmail labels, and now they're even easier to use: you can drag-and-drop to label emails in your inbox. And it's so easy, I'm not sure how I overlooked it. Simply click on the label you want to use and drag it over to the email message:

This adds a label to the email, but doesn't move it from your inbox, which is crucial for me. If I can't see it, I won't read it!

And to find out how to move a message to a folder, just read more.

Though if you do want to move a message to a folder, there's a drag-and-drop feature for that, too. Click and hold the checkbox beside the message and drag it into the proper folder:

It's such a simple feature, but makes labeling emails so much easier. File this one under, "Things I wish I'd known sooner."

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