How to Schedule Sending an Email in Gmail
If you don’t know how to schedule an email, this article is for you. Today we will explain how to schedule the sending of an email in Gmail on PC and Android.
Recently, the Gmail platform added the option to schedule the sending of an email so that we do not have to be aware of sending an email at a specific time. Because it is a very recent and, at the moment, a little-known function, we will now show you how to schedule the sending of an email in Gmail on both computers and mobile devices.
How to send an email in Gmail on PC
The first thing you have to do is go to the desktop Gmail website through your favorite browser. Once you are there, write an email normally; If you don’t know how to do it, follow the next instructions:
Step 1. Open the compose window
Go to Compose, option located on the left margin of the screen, just below the Gmail logo. A small window will open in the lower right corner of the system for you to fill in the empty fields.
Step 2. Fill in the empty fields
In Recipients, put the email address of the person to whom you want to send the message; You will notice that when you click on the box, two more options will appear, these are CC and BCC, the first serves to send an email to several people at the same time and that they know that they belong to a set of addresses, the second performs the same function but it will hide from the receiver what those other addresses are. If you want to know more about these functionalities, you can learn the meaning of CC and BCC in email programs.
In Subject, put the message title, for example: “Year-end greeting”. The rest of the window is a completely empty template so you can write your message; With the tools below you can change the font of the text, cross out part of it, attach files, and much more.
Step 3. Send the email
Finally, you only have to click Send if you want to send the email immediately or program it as we will show you below.
How to schedule sending an email in Gmail
To schedule the sending of an email in Gmail and that it is sent on a certain date and time, click on the arrow that is right next to the Send button; A small option will quickly appear that says Schedule Shipping. Click on it and then choose the date and time you want the email to be sent.
You can choose between the preset options that Gmail offers you, or choose any other in particular. For this click on Choose date and time and choose the one that best suits your needs. Finally, you just have to click on Schedule delivery and that’s it, your email will be sent on the date and time you have configured.
Schedule email on Android
Scheduling an email in Gmail for Android is practically the same as in its desktop version. First we will have to write the email and then, when sending it, click on the three dots that are next to the send button.
Multiple options will appear on the screen, among which is the one that interests us, the Schedule shipment. We tap on it and then choose one of the options that the application offers us:
- Last scheduled time: this option will take the last date and time that we have scheduled.
- Tomorrow morning: I will send the email at 8 AM the next day.
- Tomorrow afternoon: the email will be sent the following day at 13:00.
- Monday morning: I will also send the email at eight in the morning but the day will be next Monday.
- Choose the date and time: we can configure the date and time that we want.
After having configured everything, we will only have to click on Schedule shipping and our email will be ready to be sent as soon as the time comes.