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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

The categories are created by Google and not user defined. You can create labels and attach them to emails but what you're asking is not possible
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How can I remove the labels Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums in Gmail's compose window?

They're not labels per se, but inbox categories. They're put into your labels list as a convenience, so that moving messages into or out of a category is easier. Moving a message into or out of a ...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

A feature that's not everyone knows about Gmail is the subaddressing feature. It's possible to add a +TEXT at the end of your email address, like [email protected] (where "TEXT" can be whatever ...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

One solution is to create labels, and then use multiple inboxes from the labs section of settings. You can then have sections of your inbox that only show messages with that label. This solution ...
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Is there a way to reorder the category tabs in Gmail?

I'm afraid not. (At least, not at this time.) All you can do with the categories (beyond "Primary") is turn them on or off. An option for you is to create a custom label for your work email and have ...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

On the left hand panel, you need to "Create a New Label" and add the name of what you would like your new category to be. Once you've done that, you can select the emails you would like and apply ...
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Prevent Gmail from assigning a category when the message has a user-defined label (Multiple Inboxes enabled)

The correct category to assign via a filter, would be "Personal".
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In Gmail, how does one change the appearance of action labels at the top?

You can change back and forth from your Settings
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How do I remove a category?

click on the gear icon go to Settings select Labels scroll down to Categories hide them all (or just one you want)
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Disable Gmail automatic categorisation?

After years of despising this "feature", I finally found a solution. Go to Settings -> See All Settings Go to the "Filters and Blocked Addresses". "Create a New Filter&...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

I found a different solution. I created more gmail accounts with names to match my requirements. Like "[email protected]" I registered this with my banks and credit cards. Then another like "...
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How can I train/teach GMail which "category" email should be filed under?

This Making Gmail’s tabbed inbox work better for you blog post provides some detail from Google. On how it determines which categories messages belong in: Gmail tabs use a classification system that ...
Simon Lieschke's user avatar
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Can I remove the category labels (social, promotions etc) from Gmail entirely?

yes, you can do it easily. just enter settings and hide them all
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Gmail Showing "Updates" in "Primary" Tab

I was able to solve this by changing the "Filtered mail" setting in "Inbox" tab. Previously the "Override filters" option was checked. After I changed it to "Don't ...
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How to completely disable Gmail categories and see all messages in inbox?

Shortly after I posted my question, I found the solution in point number 4 on the answer on this page: Hi Stacey, there are four places that the Inbox label can be removed. 1 - [...] 4 - If another ...
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I want a CLEAN way of saying - this particular sender should always appear in my Gmail Inbox and never under promotions

Use filters On the Gmail search box write from:[email protected] Click the search box dropdown Click on the Create filter button Check Categorize as an select Primary Additionally you might also ...
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Updates folder and primary folder are exactly the same. Also, more types of messages of messages going straight to primary folder

Try selecting the unwanted emails in your primary folder and dragging them to the updates folder. Gmail will send any other emails from the same sender into the updates folder and similar emails will ...
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How to indicate that a particular subscription in the "Updates" tab should always go to "Primary"?

Simply drag-and-drop those conversations to the "Primary" tab. Gmail will ask you if you want future messages from that sender to be categorized the same way. (If drag-and-drop doesn't work for you, ...
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How to stop Gmail from forcing the Updates category on top of my other labels?

Categories are separate from labels. Gmail makes guesses and learns over time what categories to apply to some messages. Labels are designations you give yourself. You can help it learn by moving ...
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Is there a way to create new Category Tabs in Gmail?

The best workaround I found for not being able to create custom categories is to set a filter that automatically applies a label and archives emails from specific senders. I just scroll to the label ...
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