You can delay sending emails in Gmail and schedule your messages for a later time. I try to avoid sending work emails over the weekend. So, this is a great way to send emails at your convenience and have them arrive when it is more appropriate.

Schedule Delayed Gmail Message From Computer Browser

Google Gmail Compose Button

Step 1: Compose an email as normal. Compose an email as normal. From Gmail, click the Compose button.


Google Gmail Message

Step 2: Enter your Recipients, Subject, and Body of your email message.


Schedule Send Google Gmail

Step 3: Next to the blue Send button, click the up arrow. Then, click the Schedule send option to delay sending emails in Gmail.


Schedule Send Date

Step 4: Click to select when you want your email to arrive. Gmail provides a couple of sensible options. Or, you can click Pick date & time.


Gmail Pick Date and Time

Step 5 (Optional): If you click Pick date & time, then select the custom date and time for your email to arrive.

After selecting the arrival date & time, click the blue Schedule send button.

Related: Need more help with Google Drive? Have a look at our Google Drive Tutorial video.

How to Edit a Scheduled Email in Gmail

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Scheduled Email Folder

Step 1: Your scheduled emails can be found in the Scheduled folder under your Sent folder.

The number next to your scheduled folder is the number of emails scheduled.


Cancel Scheduled Email

Step 2: Open your scheduled email. The message indicates when the email is planned to be sent.

Click the Cancel send link to stop the email from sending. You can edit the email and re-schedule or send.

More Information

Need more help? Find me on Twitter or Facebook. Or, have a look at this support article by Google about scheduling emails in Gmail. You may also enjoy some of my EdTech Tutorials on the EdTech Cafe YouTube Channel.

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