Gmail 2.0 New Features – Colored Labels Help Organize and Track Email


The new Gmail 2.0 web interface has just added a new feature in addition to the recently added contacts and groups pane. You now have the capability to add colored labels to your messages which help ease with sorting, archiving etc.

Check out a couple of the screenshots provided by Google:

Gmail 2.0 New Features - Colored Labels Help Organize and Track Email

Gmail 2.0 New Features - Colored Labels Help Organize and Track Email

Here is the Gmail explanation of the new colored labels:

There are two ways to edit a label.

You can:

  1. Click Edit labels at the bottom of your Labels list.
  2. Click rename next to the label you want to edit.
  3. Enter the new label name, and click OK.

Or you can:

  1. Click the square to the right of a label in your Labels list. A color palette opens.
  2. Select Edit name at the bottom of the palette.
  3. Enter the new label name, and click OK.

All the messages categorized under your old label name are now categorized under your new label. And, if the label you’ve edited is part of a filter, Gmail automatically updates your filter settings so new messages are categorized with the new label’s name.

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