How to organize emails and text in Google Messages, iMessage, Gmail, and Outlook
You will need to turn on your phone and have an active connection to the outside world to send these scheduled messages – you are delaying sending text from your local device, instead of waiting in the cloud or on a network for a server somewhere, so consider.
As for third-party chat apps, you won’t find message scheduling in apps like WhatsApp or Signal, but it’s available in Telegram: hold down the Send button (blue arrow). Schedule the message option, then choose the date and time to send the message.
In addition to organizing your text messages, you can also put delays in your emails. Gmail is best for this, and if you’re using Google’s email client on the web, you can click the small arrow Send button when writing a message, then Schedule delivery to select a day and time.
Gmail will make some suggestions for you, like tomorrow morning, but if you choose Choose a date and time you can specify the option below when you want the email. Suggestions for future schedules are usually the last date and time selected, so you can easily get a bunch of messages at a time.
Pending messages are saved below the file Scheduled in the left-hand Gmail navigation pane in the header, and you can open, edit, change and delete the time to go until a message is gone.
The emails you’ve scheduled are stored on Gmail’s servers, so you don’t need to make sure your devices are turned on and online, as you do with scheduled text messages, once you’ve selected your date and time, you can turn off your laptop and let Gmail take care of the rest.
These programming options are also available in Gmail for Android and iOS. In mobile apps, tap and hold the three dots in the upper right corner of the window, then select Schedule delivery—You can get suggestions from Gmail or enter a specific date and time.
Apple’s email client doesn’t offer scheduled delivery features, but other email apps do, and you can manage Apple’s email through these (or, if you prefer, via Gmail).