With new updated on Gmail for iOS now you can send emails in the future, with a new scheduled send feature. This new feature was added to Gmail on its 15th birthday in April 2019. After installing app update Version 6.0.190421, you can then “Get more done with Gmail by scheduling messages to be sent later! This is a great way to remember a friend’s birthday, or even respect others’ digital wellbeing by not sending messages over the weekend,” explains Google.
This means you’ll no longer have to rely on third-party Chrome extensions to schedule out your messages. Earlier Gmail users had to rely on third-party apps or extensions such as Boomerang or IFTTT to schedule their messages for later, though recent changes removed IFTTT support. But now with Gmail’s native scheduling feature it is easier than having to install a third party extension—and is integrated more elegantly into the Gmail interface.
Gmail has also recently added other features once unique to extensions like Boomerang, including the ability to snooze conversations or set up automatic follow-up reminders, though Boomerang still has useful additions like the ability to pause your inbox or incorporate message tracking. Hopefully, more of these features will be added to Gmail in the future.
How to schedule emails with Google in iPhone?
- If you’re using the Gmail app on your iPhone, double check for any pending updates waiting to be installed.
- Once the feature is available, draft your message as usual. When you’re ready to schedule, click the arrow next to the blue “Send” button on PC and click “schedule send.” A pop-up down menu will appear with preset scheduling options, such as “tomorrow morning,” though you can also set a specific date and times as well.
- On mobile, tap the three stacked dots “more” icon next to the send arrow, then tap “schedule send.” A new menu will appear that lets you choose when you’d like to send the message.
- You can edit a scheduled message’s delivery time by opening the message and following the above steps to change the date and/or time.
Emails slated to scheduled will now show up in a new label titled “Scheduled”, while a tiny scheduled send icon also is placed next to those ready send away in the future. The ability to schedule emails is handy if you’re vying to have your message read by recipients first thing in the morning, or if you want to remind yourself of something via email in the future and more to your email, while also letting you mark messages as important.
If you decide you don’t want to send the email after all, you can still delete it as long as you get to it before the scheduled time. Simply click on Scheduled on the main menu, choose the email you would like to delete, and select Cancel send.
If you need to update the time or date that the email is scheduled to send, cancel the email. A draft will appear where you can edit the content of the email.
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Simply tap the menu icon in the top right when composing a new message and select “Schedule send”. Once you do, you’ll get to select from three pre-selected times in the future, or you can pick your own date and time.
Besides this new feature Gmail also has added customizable swipe gestures for snoozing and archiving.