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Schedule Send in Gmail

On April 1, 2019, Google announced the Schedule send feature for Gmail which would allow the user to send out a composed email at a later date and time. This feature is available on Gmail web UI as well as the Gmail iOS and Android mobile apps.

The scheduling process begins once you have completed composing the email. In Gmail web UI, you click on the down-arrow next to the blue Send button and then, click on the Schedule send option that appears above.

In the Gmail Android app, you would need to click on the 3-dot (more) menu in the top right and from the options, select Schedule send.

In the Gmail iOS app, you'd need to click on the 3-dot (more) menu in the top right and from the options which appear in the bottom of the screen, select Schedule send.

Hereafter, it is simply the matter of choosing the date and time you want the email to send out. The first picture below shows the set of scheduling options and the second one shows the screen if you happen to choose the Pick date and time option in Gmail web UI.

The Gmail Android app offers you the following options and the screen you'd see upon selecting the Pick date and time option.


Oddly, the Gmail iOS app doesn't offer a Pick date and time option. Instead, it shows the following:

Once scheduled, the email can be located under the Scheduled label in the left panel. It can also be found by searching for "in:scheduled" in the Gmail search box above the messages across the Gmail web UI and the mobile apps. In there, you can have the option to cancel the scheduling, whereupon the scheduled message is moved over to Drafts.

Here are the screenshots from the Gmail web UI:

The Gmail Android app:

and finally, the Gmail iOS app where the Cancel option is the one to the left of the Trash can icon above the message:

In conclusion, a few words about a little icon introduced to Gmail very recently. A support icon, that looks like what's highlighted in the screenshot below:

Clicking on Help will open the Gmail Help Centre in a pop-up window. Clicking on Training will take the user to Google Learning Center for Gmail and clicking on Updates will open a pop-up window where you can Learn what's new in Gmail to stay up-to-date with the latest updates in Gmail.


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