How to Snooze Gmail When You Need an Email Break

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When work hours are over, work should be over. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way for everyone. It's hard to be present with your family when your phone is constantly buzzing as work emails come in. And since working from home is the new normal, setting work boundaries might feel impossible. But you deserve a break from emails.


Want a solution? Snooze Gmail.

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How to put your Gmail on snooze

To snooze an individual email, hover over the email in your Gmail inbox and either right click for the Snooze button or click the clock icon at the top of the screen.


You can choose how long you want to snooze the email for — until later today, tomorrow, next week, or next weekend. Gmail automatically shows you those dates and times. Or you can enter a specific date and time that works best for you.

The email will reappear in your inbox when it's time for you to respond, which you can then snooze again if you want. Snoozed emails will appear with a label so you can easily locate them before the time is up.