Gmail has a very useful feature for scheduling email messages. Using this feature, we can compose any number of messages at any time but schedule them to be sent in future at a pre-selected date and time. This is useful for both work and personal life. For example, you can write a beautiful anniversary message and set it to be sent on the morning of your anniversary.
If you are using Gmail through your desktop web browser, then here is how you can schedule any email message or any reply to a message that you have received:
- Start a new email message or click on the reply button to a received message.
- After you have types all the message, click on the arrow ↑ next to the Send button.
- Select Schedule send when it appears on your screen.
- You will be given a choice to choose three pre-sets – tomorrow morning, tomorrow afternoon, monday morning etc. These presets will differ depends on the time at which you are scheduling your message. You can also manually choose a time by selecting Pick date & time.
- All done, you can see all the scheduled messages under the Scheduled category.
If you are using Gmail app on your smartphone, then it is even easier to schedule messages:
- Compose a new message or a reply to a received message.
- Instead of tapping on the send (triangular icon), tap on the vertical ellipses icon (menu icon).
- Choose Schedule send from the menu.
- Just like in the web browser version of Gmail, you will be given three date-time presets that you can use. And you can also manually pick date and time through the Pick date & time option.
- If your message was scheduled to be sent in future, it will be placed under the Scheduled section.
Scheduling messages is great if you want to send messages in morning or during working hours, even if you have composed the messages at late night.