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Gmail: how to add a shortcut to labels on the Android home screen | Email

The Gmail app for Android allows you to create shortcuts to specific folders and labels on your phone's home screen. The function allows you to access work emails, for example, with a single touch. Without the shortcut, the user usually needs to open the application, access the menu and select the desired folder or label to view the messages.

Next, here's how to add shortcuts to Gmail folders and labels on your smartphone's home screen. The exclusive feature for devices with the Google system and is not available in the iPhone application version (iOS).

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Learn how to create shortcuts for folders and bookmarks on the Android home screen Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

Learn how to create shortcuts for folders and bookmarks on the Android home screen Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

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Step 1. Access the mobile widget gallery. On Motorola cell phones, which have a low-modification interface, you must keep your finger pressed on an empty space on the home screen and then tap on "Widgets".

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Access Android widgets Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Access Android widgets Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. Locate the Gmail widget and drag the "Label" item to the desired location on your home screen. Your folders and bookmarks will be displayed. Touch the folder or bookmark for which you want to create the shortcut.

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Adding Gmail shortcut widget Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Adding Gmail shortcut widget Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. If you want, you can change the text of the shortcut which, by default, has the same name as the folder or bookmark. Finally, tap "Done" to add the home screen shortcut.

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Creating folder shortcut on the Android home screen Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Creating folder shortcut on the Android home screen Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Take advantage of the tips for creating shortcuts to the emails you use frequently.

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