How to schedule an email on Gmail app

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29 Apr 2019

Want to schedule email on Gmail? Here's a step-by-step guide

Just recently, Gmail, the popular emailing service from Google, received a handy new feature -scheduling.

The capability was announced earlier this month, meaning by now it should have hit both your phone's Gmail app as well as the web version of the service.

Now, if you want to schedule an email using the new tool, here's a step-by-step guide.

Let's take a look.

Scheduling feature

First, let's see how scheduling emails can help you out

First, let's see how scheduling emails can help you out

With the new scheduling feature, you can configure an email to be sent at a later date.

This could be for tomorrow morning, sometime in the next week, or any day in the next 49 years to come.

The feature can help you send work/school projects, wishes, et al; and can come handy when you have multiple tasks at hand.

App

Scheduling emails via Gmail app on Android or iOS

If you're sending an email via Gmail app, write the message and hit the three-dotted icon on the upper right corner.

Then, tap on 'Schedule send' to open a pop-up with different scheduling options, including a 'Pick date & time' button which will let you define when you want the email to be sent.

Once that's done, click 'Save' to confirm the choice.

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Scheduling email via Gmail for web

Scheduling email via Gmail for web

The steps for scheduling an email on the web version are pretty similar.

You'll have to write the email (complete with its recipients) but instead of looking for the three-dotted icon, you need to hit the dropdown arrow next to the 'Send' button.

This will give the 'Schedule Send' option which you can then use to pick the date and time for scheduling.

Cancellation

Canceling a scheduled message is also pretty easy

Now that you know how to schedule an email, you should also know steps of discarding a mail scheduled to be sent in the future.

This can be done by heading over to the 'Scheduled' tab/folder form the main menu and hitting 'Cancel send' after opening the scheduled mail in question.

However, do note that you have to do this before the scheduled time.

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Is this feature available on Outlook?

What if a scheduled email is already sent?

How to enable Gmail smart replies?

Can Gmail learn from my writing style?

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Is this feature available on Outlook?

Asked 2019-04-29 00:15:04 by Ayaan Powar

Answered by NewsBytes

No, this feature is not available on Outlook.

What if a scheduled email is already sent?

Asked 2019-04-29 00:15:04 by Parakram Saxena

Answered by NewsBytes

If an email has been sent, there's no way to undo it.

How to enable Gmail smart replies?

Asked 2019-04-29 00:15:04 by Arjun Chatterjee

Answered by NewsBytes

Gmail smart replies can be enabled/disabled from settings.

Can Gmail learn from my writing style?

Asked 2019-04-29 00:15:04 by Vihaan Tata

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, Gmail's predictive writing AI learns from your writing style to offer suggestions.

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