How to schedule an email in Gmail on desktop, iOS and Android

For Gmail users, scheduling an email to send later couldn’t be easier. Which is great news for a lot of users. Whether you’re dealing with timezones, planning email marketing campaigns, or trying to avoid sending people weekend emails, scheduling emails for later is extremely useful for so many people. In this article, we’ll cover how to schedule an email in Gmail to be sent later.

Note: Don’t forget about Google’s email sending limit. Gmail accounts, even ones using Google Workspace (previously “G Suite”), are able to send a maximum of 2,000 emails per day. This limit operates in a rolling 24-hour period – meaning the limit won’t reset at midnight. Rather, once 24 hours have passed after sending a number of emails, you’ll be able to send that many emails again.

In this guide, we’ll cover:

  • How to schedule an email in Gmail from a computer, then editing or deleting them.
  • Scheduling an email in Gmail for Android devices, then editing or deleting them.
  • Using the schedule feature in Gmail for iOS devices, then editing or deleting them.

How to schedule Gmail from a computer

The Gmail schedule email tool is as simple to use as it possibly could be. Scheduling an email for a later time takes just two extra clicks compared to a regular send. Here’s how to use the scheduling tool:

1) Access the Gmail main menu through your web browser

2) Click the “Compose” button in the top-left of the screen

3) In the pop-up box for writing the email, there is a dropdown arrow next to the “Send” button. Press this, then “Schedule send”.

Click in the arrow besides Gmail “Send” button to schedule an email in Gmail

4) You’ll now see the options for when you want the email to arrive.

Either choose one of the suggested options or click “Select data and time” to choose exactly when you want your email to arrive. Once you click an option, the email will be scheduled to send later.

Edit or delete a scheduled email on a computer

Editing and deleting scheduled emails is as easy as scheduling them in the first place. So if you’ve changed your mind about a message, need to update some details, or if you just found a spelling error, then there’s no problem with making any changes to it you want – so long as you get to the email before it’s actually sent.

Here are the steps to follow to edit or delete a scheduled email from your computer:

1) From your browser, access Gmail.

2) Find the email in your “Scheduled” mailbox, located under the “Sent” box and above the “Drafts” box.

Go to Gmail’s “Scheduled” emails section to see and modify all your messages set to be sent later

3) Click on the email you wish to modify or delete to open it up.

4) Once the email is open, a text bar will appear between the email details and the contents of the email.

This text bar shows you when the email is going out. On the far-right side of this bar is a button for “Cancel send“. Clicking this will remove the scheduled sending of the email. Instead, the email will open in the standard email composition box, and can also be found in the Drafts folder.

Go to scheduled emails to be sent in Gmail to cancel it.

Here, you can make any changes to the email you want, delete it entirely, or simply leave it in the Drafts folder for when you’re ready to return to it.

Scheduling an email on Gmail for Android devices

1) On your Android phone, press the Gmail button to open up the app.

2) From the inbox screen, find the button for “Compose email” (a multi-colored plus sign) in the bottom-right of the screen. Press it to start writing a new email.

3) Once your email is ready, press the button in the top-right of the screen (three dots), then press “Schedule email” when the option appears.

4) Choose when you want to schedule the email, or press “Pick time & date” to set exactly when the email will be sent.

5) When one of these options is pressed, the email will then be scheduled to send. If you press this before the email is ready, you can find the email and edit or delete it before it goes out.

Edit or delete a scheduled email on Android devices

Here are the steps to follow to edit or delete a scheduled email from your Android device:

1) On your Android device, open the Gmail app

2) In the “Scheduled” mailbox, find the email you wish to edit or delete and open it.

3) With the email open, you will see a box between the details and the body of the email. This box shows when the email is scheduled to be sent, and has an option for “Cancel send”.

4) Press “Cancel send“. The email will now not be sent, and is transferred to the “Drafts” folder.

Clicking this will remove the scheduled sending of the email. Instead, the email will open in the standard email composition box, and can also be found in the Drafts folder. 

Here, you can make any changes to the email you want, delete it entirely, or simply leave it in the Drafts folder for when you’re ready to return to it.

Scheduling an email in Gmail for iOS

1) Open the Gmail app on your iOS device. You’ll arrive at your Gmail inbox in the app.

2) Press the “Compose email” button (a multi-colored plus sign) in the bottom-right of the screen to write your email.

3) Once the email is written and ready to be sent, press the options button (three dots) next to the “send” arrow in the top-right of the screen.

It’s possible to schedule messages in Gmail to be sent later from your iPhone

4) From these options, press “Schedule send”. Here, you can choose when you want the email to be sent from a list of suggested times, or you can press “Pick time & date” to choose the exact date and time of arrival. Press the option you want, and the email will be scheduled to send later.

Gmail’s app for iOS allows you to send your email in preset dates, or you can pick your own day and time

Edit or delete a scheduled email on iOS devices

If you’ve made a mistake in your scheduled email, and you need to change it on your iPhone before the email goes out,  then follow these simple steps:

1) Open the Gmail app on your iOS device.

2) Find the scheduled email you wish you cancel. It can be found in the “Scheduled” folder in the main menu between “Sent” and “Drafts”.

3) Open the email, and you’ll see an option for “Cancel send” in a text box just underneath the details of the email.

4) Press “Cancel send“, and the email will be moved to the “Drafts” folder. It’s now ready to be edited however you wish, and won’t be sent until you

Clicking this will remove the scheduled sending of the email. Instead, the email will open in the standard email composition box, and can also be found in the Drafts folder. 

Here, you can make any changes to the email you want, delete it entirely, or simply leave it in the Drafts folder for when you’re ready to return to it.

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