How to Snooze Emails in Gmail

Go take a nap. Your emails can wait

A snoozed clock tucked into a bed.
Snooze your emails and answer them later when you have the time.

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Sometimes you just don’t have time to answer an email, but now Gmail users can snooze emails for later and tackle their inbox when they have the time. Whether you're at your computer on the Gmail website or on your smartphone with the Gmail app, you can have Google remove emails from your inbox and return it at a specified time when you can manage it.

How to Snooze Emails Using the Gmail Website

If you’re using the Gmail website to check your inbox, follow these easy steps to snooze an email to answer at a later time or date.

Screenshots showing how to snooze emails from Gmail's website.
Easily snooze emails for later from the Gmail website.
  1. Visit the Gmail website and log in to your account if prompted.
  2. Hover your mouse over the email you wish to snooze.
  3. From the icons that appear to the right side of the email, select the clock icon.
    1. Tip: The word ‘Snooze’ will appear when your mouse is hovering over the correct selection.
  4. Once selected, set the date and time you wish to be reminded of the email.

How to Snooze Emails Using the Gmail Mobile App

If you’re using the Gmail mobile app on iOS or Android, follow these steps to snooze an email to answer at a later time or date.

Screenshots of how to snooze emails within Gmail mobile app.
If you're on the move, you can easily snooze emails from the Gmail app on iOS or Android.
  1. Open the Gmail mobile app and log in to your account if prompted.
  2. Hold your finger down over the email you wish to snooze.
  3. Select the options icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, which appears as three horizontal dots.
  4. From the menu that appears, select the Snooze function.
  5. Lastly, set the date and time you wish to be reminded of the email.

How to View Snoozed Emails Early

If you’ve decided you can’t wait for a snoozed email, view the email instantly by selecting the Snoozed folder in your Gmail account; accessed directly underneath the regular Inbox option.

Screenshot of the Gmail snoozed folder.
Need to view your emails early? Simply head to the snoozed folder within Gmail.

If you are using the Gmail mobile app, you can access your email’s folders by tapping the menu button in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. This appears as three horizontal lines.