How to schedule emails to send later in Gmail

(Part of our Organize Gmail Into An Effortless Task Manager guide)

Learn how to get more replies, by appearing in recipient's inboxes at the most pleasing time.

A problem we rarely realise is that when we send an email, it's entirely on our schedule, and that's unlikely to delight our contact - think of those conversations where the speaker hasn't realised the listener has been yawning for the last 10 minutes, and keeps yakking on, to the detriment of their relationship.

Imagine instead if you could deliver your letter to the recipient's butler, and they'd keep it safely in their pocket until the recipient had fully woken up, eaten breakfast, and was cheerily ready to embrace the day - and then handed it over. That's what 'Send Later' will do for you!

It's also great for your team's work-life balance, ensuring that if you work late hours, you don't have to interrupt colleagues who choose not to - you can have it delivered in the morning instead.

How to pick a time to Send Later

  • Just click 'Send Later' and choose the time slot (ActiveInbox let's you choose a time at 15 minute intervals, and will send at some point in that 15 minute window. E.g. if you select 8:00, it'll be sent between 8:00 and 8:15).