Snooze emails and reminders until later

Snooze emails and reminders to temporarily remove them from your inbox until you need them.

Your email or reminder will return to the top of your inbox when you want it to, whether that's tomorrow, next week or when you get home. You can always see your snoozed items under Snoozed in the Menu Menu.

Snooze an email or reminder

  1. Open an email or reminder.
  2. At the top of the email, select Snooze Snooze.
  3. Choose a snooze option (learn more below).

You can also snooze straight from your inbox:

  • Phone or tablet: Just swipe left to snooze an email or reminder in your inbox
  • Computer: Move your mouse over an email or reminder and click Snooze Snooze

Snooze options

Snooze until the suggested time

When you snooze an email that has dates and times (such as event confirmations or dispatch notifications), you'll see an option to snooze to a suggested time, such as the day of your concert or the morning that your package will arrive.

Snooze suggestion information is automatically generated from details in your emails. Learn more.

Snooze until a specific time

After you've selected Snooze, there are several ways to snooze to a certain time or date:

  • Later today, Tomorrow, Later this week, This Weekend or Next week – quick default options.
  • Pick date & time – choose a date and then the time. For the time, you can choose a preset time, Custom or Silent.
  • Last – use the same custom time that you recently used for another email or reminder.

You'll get a notification on your mobile device at the time that you've chosen (unless you've turned off notifications). Learn more about notifications for reminders and snoozed emails.

Change default snooze times

In Settings, you can change the default times for Morning, Afternoon and Evening. Learn more below.

Change weekend

In many countries, the weekend means something other than Saturday and Sunday. In Settings, you can change the days of the week that represent the weekend. Google will automatically set the default for this based on your country.

Add a reminder to an email before snoozing

Before you snooze an email, you can add a note for yourself about what you need to do. You'll know exactly what you need to do without reading the email again.

  1. Open the email.
  2. Click or tap Pin Pin.
  3. Type in a note where it says "Remember to..." at the top of the email.
  4. Click or tap Save.
  5. Click or tap Snooze Snooze and choose an option.
Create a repeating reminder

If there's something that you need to do regularly, you can create a reminder that repeats.

  1. Open Inbox.
  2. Go to the Create button Create.
  3. Click or tap Reminder Create reminder.
  4. Type in your reminder.
  5. Click or tap Snooze Snooze.
  6. Select Pick date & time.
  7. Choose the first day for your reminder. Then choose a time.
  8. Click or tap Does not repeat and choose one of the options.
  9. Save your reminder.

Edit your repeating reminder

  1. Open the Menu Menu.
  2. Choose Snoozed. Repeating reminders have an icon on the right to help you find them Repeating.
  3. Click or tap to open the reminder and make updates. Your changes will affect all future reminders in the series.

Change default snooze times

You can choose your own default times for Morning, Afternoon and Evening.

  1. Open Inbox.
  2. In the top left, go to the Menu Menu.
  3. At the bottom, select Settings Settings.
  4. Choose Snooze.
  5. Type in a new time for Morning, Afternoon or Evening.
  6. Click Done.

This setting also changes the default times for Later Today, Tomorrow and Next week. The Later Today snooze option uses your Evening time, and Tomorrow and Next week use your Morning time.

View your snoozed items

You can find your email or reminder while it's snoozed.

  1. Open Inbox.
  2. Go to the Menu Menu.
  3. Select Snoozed.

When it's time for your email or reminder to return, it will be shown at the top of your inbox. Your email or reminder will be pinned in your inbox so you can easily find it by clicking the switch at the top of the page Pin Slider.

Notifications

When you snooze an email or reminder to a specific time or location, you'll get a notification on your mobile device at that time (unless you've turned off notifications). Learn more about notifications for reminders and snoozed emails.

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