You may not like Gmail for its awful email sorting or probably for its interface. However, if there is one thing that you can’t help but love about Gmail is its feature to schedule emails for a specific time.
Scheduling emails in Gmail comes in very handy in many situations. Say you are a freelancer living in a different timezone from your other colleagues. You certainly don’t want to disturb them at night.
Maybe you have finished your work early, but you are obligated to send an email a few hours later. Or the best use of Gmail’s Schedule Send, in my opinion — sending emails to your future self. You can do all of this with Gmail’s in-house email scheduler.
Without further ado, here are two ways to schedule an email in Gmail —
With the Schedule Send feature in Gmail, you can send your emails at a later time.
Here’s how to schedule emails in Gmail on desktop —
In case you want to change the scheduled send time of the email or want to cancel the email altogether — Click on the Scheduled tab located in the panel on the left.
Click on the email and click on Cancel Send. Once the scheduled email is canceled, make the changes and schedule send it again.
Here’s how to schedule emails in Gmail on Android or iOS —
Similar to how it is on your desktop, you can change the time and date of the scheduled email or cancel it by going to the Gmail menu > Select Scheduled > Tap on the email and tap on Cancel Send.
Now that you know how to schedule emails in Gmail, here is a Gmail hack that will help you a lot especially if you send a lot of emails.
Following up can be tough if you send a lot of emails on a daily basis or your inbox is crawling with thousands of emails.
If you are facing this issue, here’s what you can do — Before sending an email, write something like email@example.com in the ‘bcc’ field.
Here is the list of time formats that you can use. Once you do this, you will receive a reminder from Followupthen at the mentioned time and date.
This is a great way to remind yourself to follow up on a recipient.
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