Step 2. Find Boomerang in your Inbox
You've just installed Boomerang and are now among the millions of Boomerang users who have upgraded Gmail to spend more time following through and less time following up.
You might have installed Boomerang for a specific feature or need, but while many people have a favorite, go-to feature, everyone’s Inbox can benefit from a multi-pronged Boomerang approach.
Here's where you'll find the features you've just added to your Gmail experience:
Boomerang in your Inbox
Welcome to your new, super-powered Gmail Inbox! After installing Gmail, you'll notice a few new things in your Gmail window.
Boomerang Settings & Manage
In the upper right-hand corner of your Gmail, you'll now have a small Boomerang icon. This is where we'll always be in case you need any help! From this menu, you'll be able to access all your Boomerang settings, manage page to view and edit any pending messages or meeting invitations, and links to our knowledge base and tutorials in case you need to refer to them again.
On the left side of your Gmail window, just below the Gmail logo, you'll find a button labeled Pause Inbox. Inbox Pause stops new email from coming into your Inbox until you’re ready for it. Studies show that checking email only a few times a day reduces stress and boosts productivity. Learn more about Inbox Pause here.
With Boomerang installed, you'll find a few ways to remind yourself about messages right from your Inbox. Use the Remind Me/Snooze feature to remind yourself about a message at any time you choose, with a note to yourself, or if you haven't heard from the other party within a certain amount of time. Learn more about Boomerang/Snooze here.
Select multiple messages in your Inbox and you'll see a Boomerang button that'll you can use to return these messages to your Inbox at a later time.
Hover over any message in your Inbox — along with the standard actions like Archive and Delete, you'll now also find a new Boomerang icon.
Boomerang when composing an email
The compose window is where you'll find Boomerang's most powerful features. At the bottom of each New Message window you'll see a new row with the following features:
1. Send Later
Schedule your message to send at a later time, or set up a Recurring Message. Learn more about Send Later or Recurring Messages.
Remind yourself about a message at any time you choose, with a note to yourself, or if your recipient has opened or replied to your message within a certain period of time. Learn more about Boomerang/Snooze.
3. Track button
Include a request to be notified if your recipient has opened your email, or clicked on links included in the email. Learn more about Read Receipts.
4. Meet button
Use Suggest Times to schedule meetings in one email, or Share Free/Busy to share a live snapshot of your free or busy availability with anyone you're emailing. Learn more about Suggest Times or Share Free/Busy.
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Boomerang when reading an email
Use the Remind Me/Snooze feature to remind yourself about a message at any time you choose, with a note to yourself, or if you haven't heard from the other party within a certain amount of time. Learn more about Boomerang/Snooze here.
2. Boomerang Magic
Boomerang will automatically detect any times within the message and suggest a relevant time to remind yourself about the email. It's magic!
3. Add Event
If there are any dates or times in the message (ex. an upcoming webinar or meeting) Boomerang will allow you to add it as an event directly to your Google Calendar, without having to leave your Inbox. Learn more about Add Event.