How can I Schedule my Email on Gmail

Gmail has been in use by a vast number of people around the world for quick connectivity and its very newly in-built feature to schedule email is noteworthy. Earlier, a third-party extension was usually required to send such an email.

You may need to schedule your email time due to any reason, be it a birthday party, an appraisal or maybe a reminder to a friend to book the flight ticket in morning hours. Whatever it is, now you can specifically choose date and time as per the convenience. Moreover, you can ask Gmail to send later emails to up to 100 people at a time.

1. How can I schedule Emails on the desktop?

Step 1: Compose your email the way you have been doing it till now. (Composing mail from left-hand corner bar)

Step 2: When you reach the ‘Send’ button, notice the arrow key on its right-hand side and click it.

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Step 3: As you click ‘Schedule Send’, you will be taken to another window to pick your time slot and favorable date.

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Step 4: If you want to select the default time feature, you can. Or else choose the last slot that says, ‘Pick date & time’. With this, you can customize the exact time to send an email. For example; 11.59 pm to send an email birthday wish.

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2. How can I schedule Emails on the mobile phone (iPhone and Android)?

The process of sending later emails on Gmail through your phone is also quite easy.

Step 1: Compose the email the way you do on your phone. (Using ‘+’ sign from the right-hand corner below)

Step 2: Tap the 3-dot menu icon on the top right and click ‘Schedule send’.

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Step 3: Schedule the time either through the default or ‘pick date & time’ as needed.

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And your work is done!

3. How to schedule Email using Boomerang?

To know more about the method, click here.

4. How to schedule Email using other tools?

Apart from Boomerang which is an extension for Gmail, you can also use third-party tools like gmelius which helps in managing your projects from the inbox. It also helps in snoozing your emails and scheduling them with time and date.

Another addition to the same list includes Ebsta which also helps in managing email automation.

What if I want to cancel the scheduled Email on the desktop?

If you want to cancel the drafted mail due to any reason, then do not worry.

Check the left-hand side of your desktop page that marks ‘Scheduled’ name.

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Open the page, checkbox the mail you want to delete and click ‘Cancel send’. There you go!

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What if I want to cancel the scheduled Email on the mobile phone?

Just click 3 horizontal lines on the Gmail app or through browser and tap on ‘Scheduled’. Open the page, select the mail and tap on ‘Cancel send’.

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With the latest update in April 2019, Gmail has got its ultimate in-built feature to schedule your emails, right near the ‘Send’ button. Life and workspace have surely become simpler in terms of managing the workload through this. Now you do not need to remember for long hours that a mail has to be sent, rather draft today, schedule and forget the rest. Happy scheduling!

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