Gmail’s Snooze feature was launched by Google in 2018 to help people manage their emails better. Especially the ones who have super-busy inboxes and are unable to respond to emails right away.

What happens when you Snooze an email in Gmail?

Snoozing an email in Gmail temporarily removes the email from your inbox and resurfaces it at your scheduled time—allowing you to always stay on top of your Gmail inbox.

When should you Snooze emails in Gmail?

  1. When you’re too busy to respond right away.
  2. When you want to follow up at a specific date and time.
  3. If your incoming email volume is high.

How to Snooze emails in Gmail?

Snoozing emails in Gmail work slightly differently on desktop and on mobiles. Let's see how you can do it.

On Desktop:

  1. Hover over the email you want to Snooze.
  2. Click on the clock icon in the far right.
  3. Select your preferred date and time.
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Snooze emails in Gmail on Desktop

On Mobile:

  1. Select the email you want to snooze in your Gmail app.
  2. In the top right corner, tap on more (logo) > Snooze.
  3. Select your preferred date and time.

How to change the default Snooze times in Gmail?

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Change default snooze time in Gmail
  1. Go to Google Keep.
  2. Select the gear icon in the top right > Settings.
  3. Change the timings in the ‘Reminder Defaults’ section.
  4. Click on Save

Where to find your Snoozed emails in Gmail?

All your Snoozed emails in Gmail are categorized on the left-hand sidebar under the ‘Snoozed tab’ as shown below:

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Snooze tab in Gmail Inbox

What happens when the Snooze time is over?

The snoozed emails in Gmail reappear at the top of your inbox to serve as a reminder once the Snooze time is over.

How to Unsnooze emails in Gmail?

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Unsnooze emails in Gmail
  1. Go to the Snoozed tab in Gmail
  2. Select the email you want to Unsnooze
  3. Click on the Unsnooze button in the top right.

This wraps up our article on Snoozing emails the right way in Gmail. It’s now time to open your Gmail and start snoozing emails to ensure your emails never fall through the cracks again.