Gmail has rolled out some new feature that makes its labels behave a little bit more like folders.Now you can manage the labels more easier than before.Using this new Drag and Drop feature of Labels you can easily drag messages into labels and labels onto messages.
Also you can hide any label by dragging them into more menu and vice versa. Please find below the details as per Gmail’s official blog :
1) New location for labels
You’ll notice your labels in a new location on the left of your inbox (or on the right, for those of you using the Arabic, Hebrew, or Urdu versions of Gmail). Instead of having their own section, your labels are now above your chat list, grouped together with Inbox, Drafts, Chats and other system labels.
2) Label hiding and showing
You now have control over which of your labels show. We’ve done our best to get you started by automatically showing the labels you use most and hiding the rest. Label hiding is my favorite new feature, since it saves me from having to look through labels I rarely use. If I ever need to reach any of my old labels, I just click the “more” link.
You can show, hide, or delete a label by clicking the down-arrow to the left of that label. If you want to make a lot of changes at once, go to the Labels tab under Settings where you can edit labels in bulk.
For those of you who created label names like _stuff or ++todo++ to force your most-used labels to the top of the list (come on, you know who you are, I did it too…), you don’t have to come up with clever tricks like that anymore 😉
3) Drag and drop
You can now drag messages into labels, just like you can with folders. This does the exact same thing as “Move to” — it labels and archives in one step.
You can drag labels onto messages too. It’s the same thing as using the “Label” button. To label or move many messages at once, first select the messages and then drag and drop the label.
It’s also possible to drag labels into the “more” menu to hide them and vice versa. If you only want to move a couple labels around, I’ve found it quicker than going to Settings.
Hope you like this feature. Just give it a try and let us know how its useful for you.
Link : Labels: drag and drop, hiding and more [Official Gmail Blog]