Google preparing to add email scheduling to Gmail

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While there is no official confirmation that email scheduling is coming to Gmail, it does offer us something to be excited about. The top tier business exec is already battling with dozens of things to do, and he cannot possibly attend to every mail that drops in to his inbox—and even when he does have the time to do that, he barely has the time to respond to everyone of them. That said, his Gmail email does not afford him the chance to schedule his emails; but not for long though—Google has something cooking.

Per Android Police, Gmail is about to add one of the most interesting features everyone has been clamoring for in a long time. It is one feature that forum users always request for, and it remains a mystery why Google didn’t consider adding it until now.

Android Police spotted a label that contains the “title “Schedule send” that goes with a new entry in the overflow menu of the Compose screen.” There is every chance that the upcoming feature will be available on the web and mobile versions of Gmail, but this might yet change before the launch proper—and that is if Google does not decide to pull the plug.

Four months ago, Google overhauled the popular email service, and added a new design, confidential mode, email snoozing among several other changes.

Some of the changes and features added back then include:

Two-factor authentication: Still under the confidential mode, Google has added a two-factor authentication feature. The feature allows the sender to request the receiver to authenticate with a passcode received via text message before access to the email is granted. This will now be the norm for all confidential emails you send.

High-priority notifications [Gmail app]: The Gmail app was not left out as Google today unveiled high-priority notifications. To those already familiar with Inbox, this feature uses Google’s artificial intelligence to choose which email you will want to accord greater priority and the one you want to read later.

Email snoozing: This is one feature that is gaining a lot of attention these days—a lot of email services are now adopting. Not to be undone by others, email snoozing has now been integrated into Gmail. For now, email snoozing is only available on Gmail on the web. Perhaps, we could yet see this feature added to the Gmail app in no-distant future.

All Gmail users will automatically be transitioned to the new Gmail by October whether or not they had done so during the EAP and GA period. That said, the company said it will leave open a 4-week window whereby users can opt out of the new Gmail.

Regardless of whether you have opted out on or before the October date, nothing really changes as everyone would have been migrated in to the new Gmail by then. Those who have opted in on or before the full roll out period will not have the opportunity to opt out.Gmail


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Author: Ola Ric

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