A new way to introduce the new features for Gmail. While opening the mail box this morning I get this popup window. Gmail’s labeling toolkit now have a new location and hiding label. Added also the drag and drop options. Let’s have a closer look:
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.
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.