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Gmail’s scheduling tool – An Overview

Gmail’s scheduling tool – An Overview

Gmail has this feature that allows sending emails by scheduling a date or time. It is one of the best features that Gmail has come up with, everyone who has not used the Gmail scheduling tool should definitely give it a try as it changes the whole way in which one sends emails.

People who have started working remotely often tend to send emails at midnight, over the weekends, and during holidays especially when the client or colleague is in a different time zone.

With the help of the feature, one can schedule emails, by picking up the exact time and date when one wants to get the email delivered. It is the perfect tool that helps one to note down the thoughts they want to roll out as emails.

The Gmail scheduling tool is very similar to boomerang, which is an extension that allows to time email in Gmail. The only difference between both is that this feature has now come up with Gmail itself, making things more convenient and also allowing to schedule emails in advance for 49 years.

This feature is available for both corporate and personal accounts and on desktop as well as cellphones.

How to schedule an email in Gmail from a web browser?

One can schedule an email only after composing it. Here are the steps on how to schedule it in the Gmail browser:

  1. Select the drop-down arrow located next to the send button.
  2. Now, click on schedule send
  3. On click on schedule send, a menu appears that allows setting the time and date in which the user wants to schedule the email
  4. After selecting the date and time, one has to click on “schedule send”.

In the left-hand corner, a message box pops up stating “Send schedule for..”. One can change the date and time by clicking on “undo” then.

How to schedule an email from the Gmail application on the tablet or phone?

  1. Find and click on the three dots located in the upper-right corner of the application.
  2. Click on schedule send
  3. On click on schedule send, a menu appears that allows setting the time and date in which the user wants to schedule the email
  4. After selecting the date and time, one has to click on “schedule send”.

In the left-hand corner, a message box pops up stating “Send schedule for..”. One can change the date and time by clicking on “undo” then.

How to delete or update the scheduled email in Gmail?

A schedule mail can be deleted or updated anytime before the date and time it is supposed to be rolled out.

By clicking on “schedule” that can be found in the main menu, one can delete the email they want by selecting “cancel send”

the date or time of the scheduled email can be edited by canceling the mail by following the above process. Post click on cancel send, a draft appears that allows to edit the content along with an option to schedule a new date and time.

There might be other options available on the internet that allows scheduling an email for the future. But it is best to opt for this option through Gmail directly, as it is more convenient as well as hassle-free.

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