How To: Schedule Emails for Later in GMail

Easy, free tools that help us schedule emails and other communications are so helpful in today’s world of consistent contact and marketing. With just a few simple tricks, you can spend a chunk of time during one day to create and schedule email messages for the next several days, weeks, or months, depending on your contact frequency.

In GMail, there is no built-in option for scheduling emails to be sent at a later date. There is, however, a free app called Boomerang that makes this very simple. You can download and install Boomerang in just a few moments, and be forever grateful for this handy little app.


Boomerang HomepageThis app installs in seconds, with a few simple prompts. Once installed, you’ll be redirected to your now Boomerang-able GMail account. On the left sidebar in the “Folders” section of your inbox, you’ll now see one labeled “Boomerang.” More importantly, when you pull up a new email message, an extra button has been added at the bottom of the form (just under the “Send” button).

Boomerange Send Later Button

When you click “Send Later,” a menu pops up with options for when to send the email. It’s as simple as that. Just be sure you’ve done all of your edits and you like the format of your email, and, of course, that the email address you’re contacting is spelled and formatted correctly, and voila.

Boomerang Menu

You can send regularly scheduled newsletters, coupons for members, event reminders, or just about anything this way! Let me know if you try it out or have any further questions!

What tools do you use to schedule email messages for later sending?

Sarah Matlock
Owner, Web Design by Sarah
Sarah is the founder and sole proprietor of a small web design business in Indianapolis, IN. She works primarily with local nonprofits and small business in need of web services, like website design or social media management, at affordable rates for those smaller budgets.


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