Gmail email scheduling may actually become a reality in the future, as a recent APK teardown reveals code for the feature…
Google launched its hugely popular Gmail email client fourteen years ago in 2004. Today, it captures a market share of approximately 27 percent, with about 1.4 billion users. It’s available on the web, as well as Android and iOS. But, in all that time, despite the fact it is one of the most used email services, it still lacks a few basic features. One such example is email scheduling, conspicuously absent on all platforms. However, it now appears that’s about to change.
Google Gmail Email Scheduling Spotted
Android Police recently conducted an APK app teardown which uncovered a few key lines of code that enables email scheduling. Although, it’s very presence doesn’t guarantee the feature will make it to stable release. (Nor does it mean there’s a time certain for launch.)
If it does make it to wide rollout, there will no longer be a need to depend on workarounds or third-party apps and extensions. And, it would definitely give Gmail more prowess as the option is so widely available on other email platforms.
The code includes the phrase, “schedule send,” which of course, strongly indicates its core functionality. Being present in the app also likely means Google will add it to its web version and possibly roll the feature out simultaneously.
Google just revamped Gmail for the web back in April. It includes a new feature called “Smart Compose,” which suggests sentences as users write messages. Gmail also “nudges” users to reply to what it identifies as important messages.