Let's say you want to send an email to a recipient, but you don't want the message to go out right away. Maybe you're writing the message at 5 PM on a Tuesday, but you'd like for it to be delivered on Wednesday, or next month, or even next year. The Boomerang for Gmail Chrome Extension can give you this ability. Check out the video or the article below for details




1. First of all, you'll need to be using the Chrome web browser. Type "chrome://extensions" into your URL bar to get a list of all the extensions you have installed. At the bottom of the list, click the link for 'Get More Extensions'. This will take you to the Chrome Web Store.


2. Once you're in the Chrome Web Store, you'l want to search for 'Boomerang for Gmail', find the app, and click the link labeled "Add to Chrome." You'll need to grant the app some permissions in order for it to work properly.


3. You'll see a small boomerang icon appear in your Chrome toolbar. Ignore it for now and open your Google mail account. When you compose a message, you'll be greeted with a new set of "Send Later" options which allow you to decide when your email message will actually go out. 


Limits of the Free Version

Boomerang operates as a freemimum product, meaning that they offer a free product that offers one set of features and a premium, paid version that has more features. You can read more about the differences here, but the big one is that the free version only allows you to send 10 messages per month. Keep that in mind as you're starting to use this extension. If you want to keep using the free version, you'll need to limit how often you use it.