How to Snooze Emails in the New Gmail (Both Web and Mobile Apps)

Nancy Messieh 02-05-2018

One of the new features rolling out to Gmail users 5 Powerful New Gmail Features You Need to Start Using Right Now These new Gmail features from the Gmail redesign will help you manage your email better, faster, and with less hassle. Read More  in one of its biggest revamps is the ability to snooze emails. This means you can temporarily wave emails away and out of sight, and let Gmail know when you want them to reappear.


This feature is incredibly handy if you have a lot on your plate and want to focus, but also want to make sure that you don’t forget to reply to an important email.

With the redesign, a snooze button is available in the web version of Gmail. You can snooze emails right from your inbox by hitting the Snooze (clock) button, or from the menu above in an open email.

When you use the Snooze feature, you can select from a few different options. You can snooze until the next day, later in the week, during the weekend, in the week after, or you can choose a custom date and time that works best for you.

If that’s a feature you find useful, you can also take advantage of it on the go using Gmail’s mobile apps, whether on Android or iOS. Here’s how:

  1. Open Gmail on your phone and navigate to the email you want to snooze.
  2. Tap the Menu (three dots) button.
  3. Tap Snooze.
  4. In the window that pops up, select the time you want the email to reappear in your inbox.

If you snooze items from your phone, they also won’t be visible in your inbox if you log into the web browser version of Gmail. The snoozed email will then reappear as a message at the top of your inbox, regardless of when it was received.

If you decide you need to review what emails you snoozed, you can see them by clicking or tapping the Snoozed label in the menu on the left.

For more Gmail tips, check out how to schedule emails in Gmail How to Schedule an Email in Gmail to Delay Sending It Sometimes you don't want to send an email immediately. Let's learn how to schedule an email in Gmail and send it later. Read More .

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  1. Julianna
    December 11, 2019 at 9:29 am

    And what happens when you sent the mail already like usually, and then you push the snooze button and set a date afterwards? Will it be deleted from the receiver's inbox?

  2. mountainkiddo
    October 21, 2019 at 3:35 am

    So what happens at the end of the snooze period? Is the email highlighted in some way? This could have been described in the article making it complete.

    • Brian
      November 9, 2019 at 3:00 am

      At the end of the snooze period, the email reappears as a new email message.

  3. Andrew Brodsky
    June 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Are you still able to Snooze an email to Someday? I think this option was recently removed, and I curse it every day.