Google+ 21 Day Challenge - Automatically Filtering your Notifications - Tech Learning

Google+ 21 Day Challenge - Automatically Filtering your Notifications

There is a pretty simple way to automatically label and filter your Notification messages to keep them from filling up and dominating your Gmail Inbox.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Part Nine of a series. Read Part Eight here.

If you follow a large number of people on Google+, you may begin to receive frequent Google+ Notification messages in your email. This is especially true if you left email Notifications enabled within your Google+ settings. (check out Day 8 - Managing your Notifications).

Luckily, there is a pretty simple way to automatically label and filter your Notification messages to keep them from filling up and dominating your Gmail Inbox. This tip not only works for Google+ Notification messages, but you can create filters and labels for lots of other types of Gmail messages!

Login to your Google account and click "Mail" at the top of the page

Image placeholder title

If you check your Inbox, you will notice that Google+ Notification messages have a unique "g+" icon. All the messages are also sent from a "plus.google.com" email address. You are going to create a "Filter" to automatically label and organize these messages

Image placeholder title

Click the "Gear" icon above the message list and click "Settings"

Image placeholder title

Click the "Filters" tab and click "Create a new filter"

Image placeholder title

Enter "plus.google.com" in the "From" field and click "Create filter with this search"

Image placeholder title


Check the "Skip the Inbox" and "Apply the label" boxes

Click the "Choose label" pull-down and then click "New label"

Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title


Enter a descriptive name for the new Gmail Label and click "Create"


Image placeholder title


Check the "Also apply filter to matching conversations" box and c
lick "Create filter" 

Image placeholder title


Click "Inbox" to go back to your email


Image placeholder title

You should see a new Gmail Label listed on the left side of the screen and any existing Google+ Notification messages have been automatically filtered and sorted into the new Label. Future Notification messages will also be automatically filtered and sorted!

Image placeholder title

Here's video tutorial that walks you through the entire process

Paul Barrette is the Director of Technology of Burrillville School Department and past president of the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators.

Featured

Related