Those who use Gmail as their main point of contact on the internet may find themselves often inundated with messages they would much rather read at a later time. Google’s email service has a feature that lets users postpone emails to a future date or time that is more convenient. It’s designed to remove non-urgent messages from the inbox and have them pop up on a scheduled future time as fresh, unopened emails.

Over the last few years, Google has injected Gmail with useful functions and settings that have turned it into a well-oiled machine and one of the most popular email services to date. For instance, users who are particularly concerned with their online privacy can send and open emails in confidential mode that requires passwords and time limits for reading messages. Gmail also has a collection of inbox layout designs and lets people pick out one that works best with their email reading style, allowing them to use the service more efficiently. In the same vein, the ability to snooze emails on Gmail gives users the option to prioritize more pressing messages that require an immediate reply or undivided attention.


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To snooze an email on a computer, launch a web browser and go to Gmail. Hover over the email message to put off and click on Snooze (clock icon) located on the right side of the email. Pick from the listed options under Snooze until or click on Pick date & time, select the desired date from the calendar, indicate a chosen time slot, and hit Save. To do this on an iOS or Android device, launch the Gmail app and open an email. Tap More (three-dot icon) on the top-right corner of the screen and select Snooze. Choose any of the suggested time slots or tap Pick date & time to dictate a preferred day and time. Hit OK or Save to finalize snoozing the selected email.

Additional Gmail Snooze Options To Tinker With

Gmail Snooze Menu

Users can also snooze multiple messages in one go. Select all the emails to defer by either clicking on the checkbox (when accessing on a computer) or tapping on the sender’s icon (when using the mobile app) located on the left side of the email message. Click Snooze (clock icon) on the top-most selected message or tap the three-dot icon on the top-right corner of the screen and select Snooze. Pick a preferred day and time and hit OK or Save.

Snoozed Gmail emails can be searched and accessed before their scheduled inbox relaunch. Launch the Gmail app and in the top-left corner of the screen, tap Menu (three-line icon) to pull up the sidebar menu. Tap on Snoozed to access the list of rescheduled messages. On a computer, go to Gmail and click Main menu (three-line icon) on the top-left corner of the page. Click Snoozed. Users can also search for snoozed emails on both the computer and the mobile app by typing in:snoozed into the search bar at the top of the page.

Snoozing Gmail emails is a useful practice to employ to zero out a person’s inbox. It also teaches users to be more organized with their daily tasks. Those who access Gmail through the mobile app can even make it easier to snooze emails by programming a mail swipe gesture to do exactly that.