How to Setup and Use Superstars in Gmail

Superstars in Google Apps give users another method to organize their inboxes. This feature was formally found in Labs, but has since been moved to the General tab within settings. Check out the video to learn more.

1. While viewing your Gmail window, click on the gear on the right side of your screen and select settings from the drop down bar.

2. Scroll down until you reach the Stars section.

  • You can select a preset of 4 stars or all stars.
  • Drag and drop stars from the bottom row to the top row to customize the order of your stars.

3. To use Superstars, return to your inbox.

  • On any message, click the star icon to the left of the subject line.
  • Clicking on the icon consecutively will change the icon to the next star you have placed in order.

What are your favorite tools to organize your inbox? Let us know in the comments section below, as well as any questions or ideas for new videos you may have. Thanks!

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  1. I’ve been finding your videos very helpful. I am about to dive into cleaning up my Gmail, and I’ll see how I can put Superstars to use. I’ll let you know what I learn from my Gmail-cleanup experience!

    Reply

  2. Great to hear David! There are so many options..filters, labels, superstars, etc.

    Interested to hear what is most useful to you in your Gmail cleanup. Please let us know!

    Thanks,

    Google Gooru

    Reply

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  4. I have just been learning about the stars and like the idea but my question is, can I get more stars somewhere and can we label these stars? I can’t remember what I’m using the gold for or the blue, etc.

    Thank you!

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