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Google's Messages app now lets you schedule your text messages

Android Messages with a dark theme
Android Messages with a dark theme (Image credit: Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Google Messages is gaining yet another new feature.
  • The new feature allows users to schedule text messages in the Google Messages app.
  • It is rolling out to users via a server-side update.

Google rolled out a new feature in the Google Messages app last week, allowing users to declutter their inbox by categorizing messages. The search giant has now started pushing another new feature via a server-side update.

As spotted by Twitter user Sai Reddy, the Google Messages (opens in new tab) app now offers a "Schedule Message" feature, allowing users to schedule text messages quickly. To schedule a text in Google Messages, you will have to press and hold the Send button. Once the schedule message option pops up on your screen, you can choose to send the message "Later today, 6:00 pm," "Later tonight, 9:00 pm," or "Tomorrow, 8:00 am."

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You can also select a custom date and time for sending the message by tapping on the "Select date and time" option. Once you have set a time, all you need to do is tap on the Save button. As can be seen in the screenshots above, a clock icon will appear next to all your scheduled messages. You can tap on any of your scheduled messages to update the message, delete it, or send it right away.

Currently, it appears that the new feature has been enabled only for a small number of users. In the coming weeks, however, we expect the ability to schedule messages to become more widely available.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
3 Comments
  • Definitely my favorite and most used feature on Samsung. Now I will definitely try Google Messages
  • Finally. This has been a feature on just about every other SMS app for years
  • Don't have it on my Google messages yet, even on the beta program. Will keep an eye out for it though. I've been using Google messages for about a year now.