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Adjust preset reminder times in Inbox by Gmail

If the preset snooze options don't line up with your daily routine, you can change them. Read on to find out how.

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An update rolling out to the Inbox by Gmail app is allowing users to set a custom time and date for snoozed email reminders. But did you know that you can also adjust the preset time reminders in the app?

Let's say your day starts at 9 a.m., but the preset time for a morning reminder is 8 a.m. It can be annoying to get alerted early about a message that you're not ready to deal with. And the same issue may arise for your afternoon and evening schedules, since not everyone has the same workday hours. Here's how to change the preset times so you can easily snooze an email for the appropriate hour:

Note: Screenshots depict these steps on Android for easy viewing, but they can be done on the Web, too.

Main menu inside Inbox by Gmail. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 1: Open the left-hand slide-out menu in Inbox by Gmail and choose Settings (near the bottom).

Settings menu for Inbox by Gmail. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Choose the account you want to change the preset values for.

Set the times that work for you. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Select Snooze settings and then adjust each to an hour that fits into your schedule.

Now you'll be able to instantly snooze a message without needing to fiddle with the time and date.