Google’s business time management technology
Sara Sargent
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Late Nights, Busy Days? Try Google’s New Smart Emails

Who hasn’t written a business email at 3 a.m. only to look at the clock and realize that sending it would look unprofessional.

If you need a helping hand with timely emails or time management around the office, there’s good news ahead.

Google recently released smart-email updates to its mailbox platform that’ll make your life and career significantly easier.

Emails Sent at an Appropriate Time

Working from home or working after-hours has become increasingly common in recent years. As such, it can be difficult to determine when it’s appropriate to send a work-related email if everyone else around you is no longer on the clock.

To make this kind of messaging easier, Google has introduced scheduling to its Gmail platform.

You’ll still craft emails as you normally would—but instead of sending immediately, you can collaborate with your Google Calendar to determine what time you want your correspondence to arrive in your recipient’s inbox.

How to Use Smart Email Scheduling

If you’re working from a desktop, all you need to do is click the arrow next to the “Send” button. A menu will appear, and you’ll be able to click “schedule send” before choosing the date and time of your preferred sending.

If you’re on mobile, you’ll need to write up your email, and then dive into Google’s settings. You can then choose “schedule send” from the available options, and then choose your date and time of delivery in much the same way as you would on desktop.

Google’s Additional New Features

Along with this new feature designed to make sending emails easier, Google has also introduced Smart Compose and Actionable Emails. These aren’t specifically designed to make the life of late-night business owners easier, but both features have been automatically integrated into international Gmail accounts. Think of them as Google’s attempts to limit the amount of multi-tasking you have to do in a day.

Smart Compose comes to the world of business riding the automated text wave. This Gmail feature learns your writing mannerisms and provides you with personal automated messages—without you having to type a character.

Actionable Emails allow you to interconnect your Gmail account with other online accounts or your active Google Docs, lessening the amount of clicking you have to do to navigate between pages. Current partners in the Actionable Email Initiative include:

  • Booking.com
  • Despegar
  • Doodle
  • Ecwid
  • Freshworks
  • Nexxt
  • OYO Rooms
  • Pinterest
  • redBus

There’s never been a better time to enjoy a Gmail experience that caters to your late nights and busy days. These newest updates to the platform will allow you to circumvent manual scheduling and complete your daily tasks on your own time. Smart emails, indeed.

Conclusion

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