Friday, October 4, 2019

Google Snacks Volume 3 - Gmail Extra Features

Scheduled send is a Gmail feature which allows you to delay sending emails. You can choose any day and time, including the same day. You might use this feature to set up a series of emails you would like to send, perhaps for paced instructions. You could also use this to send out an email you don't want to go out until the morning, but you can write it the day before and schedule it to send the next morning.

Scheduling an email to be sent is fairly easy. Click on the little arrow next to the Send button on an email, then click Schedule Send.

Then, just schedule when you want to send it. Gmail suggests some times for you, but you can pick your own at the bottom of the menu where it says Pick Date & Time.

Scheduled to send emails are located in a special section of Gmail called Scheduled, located on the left side of Gmail.

Snooze is another nice Gmail feature not many people are aware of or use. I sent out an email regarding this for the Welding program trying to win the grinder. Snooze allows you to remind yourself of important emails that have a deadline associated with them. You can also Snooze emails you need to follow up with later and you want to be reminded to follow up with them.

You can set when you want to be reminded of the email similar to scheduling an email to send. Click the clock icon located at the top of the email to open the menu and choose a time to have this Snoozed. 

Just like Scheduled send, Gmail suggests some times for you, but you can choose any date and time.

Snoozed emails will disappear from your Inbox, but are still listed under your All Mail and under the Snoozed section on the left side of your Gmail.

The last thing to mention is the Nudge. The Nudge is an automated version of Snooze. Gmail will Nudge emails it seems to think are important or are asking for a response and you have not yet responded. Again, these are automated, but at least you know what it is now, in case you ever see it.

I hope this helped you get to know a Google feature you didn't already know before. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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