I have 2 existing labels in my Gmail account.

I would like to make one of them a child label of another.

I have a set of complicated filters attached to the would-be child label, so I don't want to just delete it and create a new one with the same name as a child of the would-be parent.

Is there anyway I can move the existing label to make it a child?

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You can simply rename your label to be in the parent/child form.

For example, if your labels are currently:

  • Parent
  • Child

Just rename Child to Parent/Child. All the filters will automatically be updated.

  • Follow up from @senseful's answer, I believe you'll need to enable this feature in the Gmail Labs (little green beaker at the top right of GMail). Jan 4, 2011 at 6:05

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