How To Add X Axis Labels In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a powerful tool that allows us to handle and analyze a large amount of data. One of the ways to visualize data in Google Sheets is by creating graphs or charts. But sometimes, creating a perfect chart requires some tweaks, one of which could be adding labels to the axis. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to add x-axis labels in Google Sheets.

Getting Started

To start, you should have a completed dataset and a chart generated from this data. Here, we’ll use a simple column chart as an example.

Adding X-Axis Labels

Follow the steps below to add x-axis labels to your chart:

  • Click on your chart to select it.
  • Click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the chart, and then click on Edit chart.
  • In the Chart editor pane, click on the Customize tab.
  • Scroll down and click on Horizontal axis.
  • In the Title field, type in your x-axis label name.
  • Once you’ve entered your label, close the Chart editor pane. Your changes will be saved automatically.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully added a label to the x-axis of your chart in Google Sheets.


Adding x-axis labels in Google Sheets is a simple yet crucial step in data visualization. It not only makes your chart easier to understand but also enhances the overall presentation of your data. So, don’t overlook this small step when creating your next chart in Google Sheets.