In a recent announcement, Google had said Gmail would begin to support email scheduling natively from April 2019. The feature is now available in desktop and mobile.
Previously, you had to use a third-party add-on to get this sort of basic scheduling feature in Gmail.
The new feature in Gmail is perfectly easy to use and will have a range of applications for scheduling work and personal messages. Maybe you are trying to communicate with someone in a different time zone, nag someone about an event, or you just want to remind your future self about something. If so, you can now schedule an email for sending at a later time.
To schedule a message via Gmail in a desktop web browser, follow these steps:
Compose a new email; Click the triangle next to the blue ‘Send’ button; Select one of the suggested times, or click ‘Pick date & time’ to customize when exactly you want the message to go out; Click ‘Schedule send’.
The process is exactly the same in Gmail’s mobile app. But instead of clicking part of the send button, when composing an email, you have to click the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the screen. That will bring up the option to schedule a time.
Finding scheduled emails and canceling them is also easy. There is a new ‘Scheduled’ folder in desktop and mobile. Simply click on a message in the folder, and click ‘Cancel send’ in the top right of the window to stop a message from being sent. It will go right back to your drafts folder.