Looking for a way to setup Gmail reminders? You’ve come to the right place!

There are a few ways to set up Gmail reminders, depending on what device you’re using. But in all cases, you can get things rolling in 5 steps or less.

Here’s how to set reminders in Gmail.

Gmail Reminders on Desktop

Creating a Gmail reminder in Gmail

Instead of being called “Gmail reminders”, Gmail has a setting called “Nudges” for reminding you about emails that need to be followed-up with, or reminders of emails that you haven’t yet responded to.

When Gmail Nudges are enabled, emails you might have forgotten to respond to, or emails that you sent that might need a follow-up will appear at the top of your inbox automatically.

  1. Open Gmail (ensure you’re using the latest version of Gmail, as the old version does not support Gmail reminders)
  2. Click the Settings (gear) icon
  3. In the “General” tab, scroll down to “Nudges”
  4. Check both boxes “Suggest emails to reply to” and “Suggest emails to follow up on”

Gmail Reminders: Nudges in Settings

Here’s a short video I made that demonstrates how to enable Gmail follow up reminders!

You can also use an email reminder service like Right Inbox to set reminders on emails you send; if they don’t receive a response after a certain amount of time, the tool will return the message to your inbox so you can follow-up with the person.

It’s a fantastic way to prevent emails from falling through the cracks, and a great tactic for sales representatives who know that persistence is key to making more sales.

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Gmail Reminders on Android and iOS Devices

Creating a Gmail reminder in Gmail on mobile devices

Creating a Gmail reminder is just as easy on mobile devices:

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. In the top-left corner, tap the 3-lines icon
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap the email address for which you want to edit settings
  5. Tap on “Replies and follow-ups” under the “Nudges” subheading
  6. Toggle one or both sliders to the “on” position

Gmail Reminders settings on mobile (iOS and Android)

You can view your existing reminders by tapping the Pin button, or by accessing the Snoozed menu, just like on desktop devices. And if you want to add a reminder to an email, just tap the Pin icon when you have the email open.

Gmail reminders are great, but they won’t help you improve your email efficiency overall. For that, you’ll need to dig deep into your email metrics, and learn exactly how you’re emailing—including peak times and days of the week for email, how long it takes you to read and write emails, and how and why your email threads become chaotic.

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Quick FAQ:

What are Gmail reminders?

Instead of being called “Gmail reminders”, Gmail has a setting called “Nudges” for reminding you about emails that need to be followed-up with, or reminders of emails that you haven’t yet responded to. When Gmail Nudges are enabled, emails you might have forgotten to respond to, or emails that you sent that might need a follow-up will appear at the top of your inbox automatically.

How do I turn on Gmail reminders on desktop?

1. Open Gmail (ensure you’re using the latest version of Gmail, as the old version does not support Gmail reminders)
2. Click the Settings (gear) icon
3. In the “General” tab, scroll down to “Nudges”
4. Check both boxes “Suggest emails to reply to” and “Suggest emails to follow up on”

How do I turn on Gmail reminders on an Android or iOS device?

1. Open the Gmail app.
2. In the top-left corner, tap the 3-lines icon
3. Tap Settings
4. Tap the email address for which you want to edit settings
5. Tap on “Replies and follow-ups” under the “Nudges” subheading
6. Toggle one or both sliders to the “on” position

How do I turn off Gmail reminders?

1. Open Gmail.
2. Click the Settings (gear) icon
3. In the “General” tab, scroll down to “Nudges”
4. Un-check both boxes “Suggest emails to reply to” and “Suggest emails to follow up on”