Nested Shared Labels

Updated 4 months ago ​by Deepanwita

After you have created a Shared Label, you can create sub labels under it. The sub labels under a Shared Label will also be shared and have the same properties of the parent Shared Label. Note that it can take Hiver up to 45 minutes to detect and automatically share sub labels created under a Shared Label.

If you need to edit a Shared Label, move it under another Shared Label or delete it, make sure you perform these actions from the Hiver Admin panel, and not directly in Gmail. Read on to learn more about this.

Nest a Shared Label under another Shared Label 

  • Go to the Hiver Admin panel.
  • Click on 'Shared Labels' to see the complete list of Shared Labels on your Hiver account.
  • Click on 'Edit' on the right of the Shared Label which you want to nest under another Shared Label to open the Edit Shared Label page.
  • Click on 'Change' next to the "Nested Under' section.
  • Mention the name of the parent Shared Label under which you want to nest the given Shared Label.


Create a Nested label from Gmail

  • Go to your Gmail  
  • Hover your mouse over a Shared Label on the left pane of your Gmail to find a small arrow.
  • Click on the arrow to open a box with the option 'Add Sub Label'



  • Enter the name of the Sub Label that you want to create in the box that opens.
  • Click on 'Create'.


 Deleting Nested Labels

  • Go to the Hiver Admin panel. 
  • Select Shared Labels from Hiver's left panel to see the list of Shared Labels on your Hiver account.
  • Click on the arrow mark before the name of the Shared Label to see the names of all the sub labels under the selected Shared Label. 
  •  Click on the 'Trash' icon next to the Sub Label that you want to delete.


Deleting a Sub-label will not affect the Parent Label but deleting a Parent Label will delete all the sub-labels under it automatically.

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