Google’s Gmail does not have the custom folders other than the basic ones in its raw form. Is it good or bad? It turned out to be good for people who use Google’s Gmail. In other email systems an email can have only one attribute in terms of the folder name. In other words, If you have an email which is related to Shopping and PayPal, you will have to choose from one of these to organize your email. That is you have either move your email to Shopping folder or PayPal folder. However, using Gmail labels, you can add both labels to the same email and can view the email from either labels.
Recently, someone asked me about the possibility of using the tree like structure for Gmail Labels. There were various solutions came up such as using “/” in the email (such as Family, Family/Kids, Family/Parents etc…) Though this was effective, it is not efficient. So there should be a better solution. Gmail Labs offers a solution for this requirement.
Nested Labels, offers the capability to organize the labels hierarchically. Heavy email users as well as those who wants to organize emails in multiple levels, the Nested Labels will come handy. To use this feature, you need to enable this from the Gmail Labs.
To enable this feature, you need to go to Settings and choose the Labs Menu
If you have not already enabled the Nested Labels, you will find the same under the “Available Labs” Section. You can see the Nested Labels section as below
Once you enable the Nested Labels, you can create labels using add label option and then filling the form appeared.
You can collapse the folder structure to the parent level for better visibility. Google claims you can create “complex hierarchies” of labels, and it’s true, we haven’t been able to reach a limit for how many nested labels you can create; however, you’re limited by the number of characters you can use for the name of your label, which is 40.
Hope this tip help you organize your emails a bit more better. Please leave your suggestions and opinions in the comment section