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  • Writer's pictureMarie Robertson-King

No time to respond to an email now?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

Did you know that in Gmail you can use some cool options to make sure you don’t forget about emails that you can’t action now?

So, I honestly believe that if you can deal with an email straight away, or it will take less than two minutes to action, you should just do it.  

However, if it’s going to take some research or you want to postpone it for another day, here’s some options to make sure it doesn’t get lost:

Add it to “tasks”

  • Click on the email

  • Click on the ellipsis (...)

  • Click on “add to tasks”

  • The email will now show as a task on the right hand side of your GMail window in the tasks area

  • Open the task and add a date and time

The other option is to “snooze” the email

  • Click on the email you’d like to snooze

  • Click the “snooze” button either on the email itself or in the menu bar above

  • You can then choose from preset dates and times or pick a custom one

  • Choose the date and time you want to be reminded about the email

  • Once you do this the email will disappear from your inbox (it will still be available in your "snoozed" folder)

  • At the date and time you choose, the email will reappear at the top of your inbox with “Snoozed [days/hours] ago showing in orange

  • Just click on the email and action it as required

  • You can also snooze it again to a new date and time if required

I hope these quick tips on how to manage your emails helps! Let me know if you have any email inbox tips you live by in the comments below




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Marie is a Virtual Assistant based in Perth

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