How to Add Notes in Gmail

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Gmail notes keep you organized, even if your inbox is cluttered with thousands of email messages. Setting up the notes feature can be as easy as creating a label and a filter and sending emails to yourself. Read the following tips to learn how to add notes to Gmail.

Step 1

Log into your Gmail email account using your registered email address and password.

Step 2

Make a new label by clicking on "Settings" and "Labels." Enter the new label's name in the text field and press "Create." You can call this label whatever you want, but for this example, we'll call it "Notes."

Step 3

Click on the "Filters" tab and choose "Create a New Filter." Type your Gmail user name and "+notes@gmail.com" in the "To:" section. If your user name were "Fred" it would look like this: Fred+Notes@gmail.com. Select "Next Step."

Step 4

Mark "Apply the Label" and select "Notes."

Step 5

Test your note-writing ability by sending an email to the address you created above. Know that you have sent a successful note when the note appears in your inbox.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can send notes to yourself using any email address--not just your Gmail address.
  • Use notes to remind yourself about daily, weekly or monthly happenings. Organize Gmail using notes by searching for them using the "Notes" label.
  • Consider downloading your notes to your computer by setting up POP on your computer's email client.
  • Do not attempt to modify or edit notes.