Gmail is unique in that it provides several gigabytes of e-mail data storage, which means most users don’t have to worry about not getting e-mail due to exceeding their available storage. Another defining trait of the Gmail service is that it allows users to be inactive for up to nine months. Many similar services require a login at least once every 30 days to keep an account active. Finally, Gmail has one of the best, if not the best, spam detection capabilities available, which means almost all spam is filtered into the trash, so you don’t have to read it.
Compose Your Email
First, open the Gmail app (Android | iOS). Search the circular button with a plus sign that is on the bottom. This will take you to the compose screen. Fill emails that you usually would, filling in the contact address, subject, and the content of the message.
Schedule Your Email
Next Step, now click on the three dots in the top-right corner. A popup will appear, and at the top, tap on “Schedule send.” A new popup will appear with four options. You can send your email as per your custom date like tomorrow morning, this afternoon. The time zone will be specified at the bottom of the popup. If you choose to pick a custom time, you can select the date and time.
View and Edit Your Scheduled Emails
When you’re happy with the scheduled time and date, tap on “Scheduled send.” When you do this, it will send your email on your specified time and date.
If you would like to see your scheduled email, you can tap on the hamburger button and find “Scheduled” in the side menu. Here, you will find a list of scheduled emails with their scheduled time and date. If you then tap on one of your scheduled emails, you can cancel its deployment. You cannot edit the date from here.
Why would you want to schedule emails?
Email scheduling is a useful tool for pre-writing emails you know you’ll want to send at a specific time. By scheduling emails, you can be sure the greatest number of recipients will open the email by only sending at peak times. It’s especially useful if you want to send emails to a large number of clients but want to space the messages out to avoid pummeling a server. Emails can be scheduled for an arbitrary time and date in the future. When you schedule emails in Gmail, they will sit in a special section of your outbox until they are ready to be sent.
Emails can be scheduled through the web mail interface at Gmail.com. This will only work for Google-administered email addresses like @gmail.com. It’s not currently available for G Suite customers, also known as Google Apps customers.
- Once you’re logged into your Gmail account, click the “Compose” button to begin writing a new email.
- Compose your email with the subject, content, and recipients (those you want to send) completed. Include any images, attachments, or other features. The email will be closed as soon as its schedule, and while you can reopen the email and edit it, you’ll have better luck if you get everything properly arranged first.
- Next to the “Send” button click the drop-down arrow, and select “Scheduled Send.”
- Select a time from the popup window, or use “Pick date & time” to set an exact time to send the email you want.
- Once the time is set, the email will be stored until sent. At the bottom of the window will allow you to view the email the confirmation notification and cancel the scheduled send.
If you want to cancel the email, navigate to the scheduled message, then click the “Cancel Send” link near the top of the message. This will return the email to drafts and remove it from the scheduled list.