How to Schedule an Email in Gmail on Desktop, Android, and iOS

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It’s quite obvious that you may find yourself in situations where you have to send an email in Gmail but you don’t want it to be sent immediately.

You may want the draft to be sent automatically at a particular time which you can decide. In April 2019, Google announced that Gmail would natively support email scheduling, and within a month, the feature was made available on desktop and mobile.

Previously, users were compelled to use a third-party add-on for this sort of basic scheduling. Now, however, the feature offered by Gmail is perfectly easy to use and consists of a range of applications for scheduling professional and personal messages.

Suppose you’re trying to talk to someone in a different time zone, want the email to be sent at a time you’ll be busy with something, or it’s just that you want an email in the future to remind yourself of something.

This feature comes in really handy for all such requirements.

The “Schedule Send” feature of Gmail ensures that your emails can be sent on their own, and at a time that you can decide. The feature is available for both desktop and smartphone users, and it lets you schedule up to 100 emails at a time.

To add to this, Gmail also lets you change the scheduled time and date after it has been scheduled. You can also cancel a scheduled email according to your preference. Once you cancel a scheduled email, it is saved as a draft.

Let’s take a look at how you can use this feature on various operating systems.


How to Schedule an Email in Gmail on Desktop, Android, and iOS


1. Scheduling an Email on Windows

Step 1: On your computer, head over to Gmail.

Step 2: Go to Compose at the top left corner.

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Step 3: Draft your email.

Step 4: At the bottom left, go to the dropdown arrow.

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Step 5: Select Schedule send.

a. Viewing or Changing Scheduled Emails

  1. Head over to Gmail.
  2. On the left panel, go to Scheduled.
  3. Open the email you want to change.
  4. In the top right corner, select Cancel send.
  5. Change the email as you want.
  6. At the bottom left, go to the dropdown arrow.
  7. Select Schedule send and you can now change the date and time.

Viewing or Changing Scheduled Emails

b. Canceling Scheduled Emails

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Go to Menu > Scheduled.
  3. Select the email you want to cancel.
  4. In the top right corner, click Cancel Send.

2. Scheduling an Email on Android

  1. On your Android device, navigate to the Gmail app.
  2. Go to Compose.
  3. Create your email.
  4. At the top right, tap More.
  5. Tap Schedule Send and then pick an option.

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a. Viewing or Changing Scheduled Emails on Android

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Go to Menu > Scheduled.
  3. Select the email you want to change, and then click Cancel send.
  4. Tap the email again.
  5. Create your changes.
  6. At the top right, tap More.
  7. Select Schedule send and you can now change the date and time.
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b. Canceling Scheduled Emails in Android

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Tap Menu > Scheduled.
  3. Open the email you want to cancel.
  4. Select Cancel send.

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3. Scheduling an Email on iOS

  1. On your IOS device, open the Gmail app.
  2. Go to Compose.
  3. Create your email.
  4. At the top right corner, select More.
  5. Tap Schedule send > Select an option.

a. Viewing or Changing Scheduled Emails in iOS

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Tap Menu > Scheduled.
  3. Go to the email you want to change and select Cancel send.
  4. Select the email again and change it as required.
  5. At the top right, tap More.
  6. Tap Schedule send > Select an option.

b. Canceling Scheduled Emails on iOS

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Head over to Menu > Scheduled.
  3. Open the email you want to cancel.
  4. Select Cancel send.

Final Thoughts

These are the steps to be followed across the operating system to enjoy this convenient feature offered by Gmail.

We really hope that you will find this article useful and informative. Do let us know in case you have any questions.

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