Thanks to the internet and all the apps and services that run on top of it, we can now ping someone on the other side of the world instantly—but that person doesn’t necessarily want to hear from you in the middle of the night.
The same goes for social media sharing, because the time when inspiration strikes may not be the best time for sharing.
If you’re composing an email on the web, open the little drop-down menu next to Send then choose Schedule send, and you get to specify a date and time (or just choose a preset like “tomorrow morning”).
Queued up emails can be viewed and edited from the Scheduled link on the left of the web interface.
The feature has made its way to Gmail on Android and iOS as well: When you’re composing a new message or a reply, tap the three dots in the top right corner, then choose Schedule send.
Whichever platform you’re using Outlook on, scheduled emails will stick around in the outbox until the designated time, so you can edit or cancel them if needed.