New Labs Features for Gmail: Nested Labels and Sneak Peek
Article by George Norman
On 09 Apr 2010
Gmail is already a very good email client – but there are always bits and pieces that could make it better. That is why software engineers come up with various experiments that enhance the functionality of Gmail and place those experiments in Gmail Labs. The latest additions to Gmail Labs are “Nested Labels” and “Sneak Peek”.

Nested Labels is an experiment that lets you manage your email by sorting it into a hierarchy of labels . Software Engineer Manu Cornet, the one to come up with this experiment comments: “Labels are more flexible than folders because a given email can have several labels but can't be in several folders at the same time. A highly requested feature for labels, though, comes from the world of folders: the ability to organize labels hierarchically. You can create complex hierarchies of labels if that's the way you like to organize your mail, and you can expand/collapse labels to save space.”


Please note that after you turn on Nested Labels (see instructions at the bottom) you have to name a label with slashes (/) in order to make it the child of another. Also note that Nested Labels doesn't get along with Hide Read Labels.

The second Gmail Labs experiment to be rolled out is Sneak Peak. After you turn on this experiment you will be able to preview messages in your inbox. Simply right click on a message in the inbox and a preview pane will appear.

If you would like to turn on Nested Labels and/or Sneak Peak, here is what you have to do:
  1. - Go to Gmail (click here – a new tab will open), enter your login credentials and click Sign in. If you are already signed into your Google account, click this link and you can just skip step 2 in this tutorial.
  2. - In the top right corner of the screen, right next to your user name you should be able to see Settings; click it. Now locate Labs and click it as well.
  3. - Scroll down until you find a Labs experiment called Nested Labels and/or Sneak Peak. Select Enable, then click Save Changes (there’s a Save Changes tab at the top of the experiments list and at the bottom as well) and you’re done.

Tags: Google, Gmail, Labs, Nested Labels, Sneak Peak
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