How to Snooze Gmail Messages

An update to Gmail has a host of new features, including a snooze feature that lets you hide new emails until you're ready to action them. Here's how to snooze email in Gmail

Gmail now has the ability to snooze emails. This doesn't snooze all incoming messages when you don't want to be disturbed; rather, it hides away any messages you select until a time you specify. This can be handy if you're not ready to action those emails just yet, but don't want to lose them in the depths of your inbox.

The snooze feature is one of several new features rolling out to Gmail now, with other changes including messages that self-destruct after a certain time, an offline mode, and the ability to action emails without opening them. It's possible you won't see the new interface just yet, but if you want to try it just click the Settings cog and choose 'Try the new Mail'. You can reverse this decision later if you decide you prefer the old setup.

How to snooze email in Gmail

Hover the mouse over an unopened email in your Gmail inbox
Tap the clock icon at the far right of the message subject line
Select one of the suggested times in the list or choose 'Select date and time'
Enter the date and time and click Save
The email will temporarily disappear, but reappear at the top of your inbox at the time specified

Read next: Best free email services 2018

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

By Marie Black

Unknown Publication
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?