In situations where you want Gmail to automatically send mails at a specific date/time in your absence, you can schedule them for a later date in Gmail.
With this feature, you can even schedule to send them automatically even before days, months, or even a whole year. For instance, you can wish a person Happy Birthday at the exact time and date without manually clicking the Send button.
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How to Schedule Email in Gmail
While you can schedule multiple emails in Gmail, you can only do so before you reach a limit of hundred emails. Other than that, you simply click the Schedule send and choose a preferred date/time on any Gmail version you are using (app/web).
- Open a browser and log in to your Gmail account.
- Compose a new email or open any other saved email you want to schedule. You can also schedule an email you want to forward.
- On the New Message window prompt, click the down arrow next to the Send button.
- Click Schedule send.
- Select one of the available options. Or, click Pick date & time to choose a custom time.
- Choose one of the preferred dates and times.
- Click Schedule send.
On Mobile App (Android and iOS)
- Open the Gmail app.
- Tap the pencil icon to compose a new message and schedule it for later.
- Then, fill in the necessary fields.
- When done, tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
- Select the Schedule send option.
- To schedule an email in the Drafts folder, tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner and open a message inside Drafts.
- Choose one of the available presets and tap OK on the next message prompt.
- Alternatively, tap Pick date & time to specify a custom date and time.
- Tap Schedule send and OK on the following prompts.
How to Cancel Scheduled Mail?
Immediately after sending the scheduled mail, you can tap/click the Undo option to cancel or recall the scheduled mail. If you missed it, you can still edit or cancel the mail, but do it before the scheduled time.
- Click the Scheduled folder in the left sidebar. If you can’t see it, click the hamburger menu to expand the sidebar.
- Then, select the message you want to edit or cancel.
- Click the Cancel send to stop the mail.
- To cancel all the scheduled emails at once, go to the Scheduled folder and click the checkbox above the message. Then, click Cancel send.
- Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.
- Select the Scheduled folder on the sidebar.
- Open the scheduled mail.
- Tap Cancel send below the message.