How To Schedule Your Emails In Gmail
Last Updated: April 3, 2021
Do you want to write an email but send it at a later date or time? If so, you’re in the right place. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to schedule your emails on Gmail to automatically send them on the date or time of your choice. Whether you’re on your phone or computer, we got you covered.
If you’re the type of person that has a habit of sending emails early in the morning or late in the evening, you might have some trouble receiving a reply immediately. Not everyone checks their email during those times of the day.
Fortunately, Gmail has a feature where you can schedule emails ahead of time. As such, you can compose them anytime you want and send them at a more appropriate time.
By scheduling, you get to choose the time and date when Gmail sends your email.
If you’re having some trouble finding the option to schedule, don’t worry, we’re here to help you. We’ll teach you how to do it on the Gmail web and mobile app.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
How to schedule an email on your Gmail account
If you want to send your emails later, you can choose to schedule them ahead of time. When you do, Gmail will hold your email and send it once the scheduled time comes.
Whether you’re using the Gmail desktop or mobile app, you can schedule emails anytime you want. If you’re having some trouble finding the option to do so, don’t worry, we got you covered. All you have to do is follow our step-by-step tutorials below.
On your computer:
- Using your favorite web browser, go to Gmail and sign in to your account.
- At the upper-left side of your screen, click Compose.
- Add the recipient(s), subject, and write your email.
- At the bottom of the compose window, click the drop-down arrow beside the Send button and select Schedule Send.
- Once the pop-up window shows up on your screen, click the “Select date and time” option. You can also choose one of the preset schedules from Gmail and skip the next step below.
- Set your desired date, time, and click the Schedule Send button to finish scheduling your email.
That’s how you schedule an email on the Gmail web app. You can find all your scheduled emails by opening the Scheduled folder on the left side of your screen.
On the mobile app:
- At the bottom-right of your screen, tap the Compose button.
- Add the recipient(s), enter the subject, and write your email.
- Tap More options (three-dot icon) on the upper-right and select “Schedule Send” on the menu.
- Once the pop-up window shows up on your screen, tap the “Pick date & time” option.
Alternatively, you can select among the preset date and times from Gmail to schedule your email immediately. When you do, you can skip the next step below.
- Change the date, time, and tap “Schedule Send” afterward.
Please note that Gmail might send your email a few minutes after your scheduled time has passed. Also, the date and time in which the service sends your email depending on the schedule’s timezone.
To cancel a scheduled email, head to the “Scheduled” folder, select an email and click Cancel Send. After doing so, you’ll find it in your Drafts folder, where you can edit and re-schedule it for a later date.
To wrap it all up
Now that you know how to schedule emails on your Gmail account, you can write one anytime you want and send it at a later date. As such, you can compose emails even if it’s late at night or too early in the morning.
Always remember that when you use the scheduling feature, the date and time depend on your timezone. So if you’re sending an email to someone in another country, you might need to adjust the schedule to an appropriate time.
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