Gmail Custom Time - April 1st Couldn't be any foolish !!!

Google is very well known for this. Gmail now comes with a custom time. That means you can send an email as if you had sent it in the past. Not only that, you can request such a way that the email will be marked as 'read' by the recipient. AAHHaaaa!


I am about cry 'cheating' cheating. Instead, I realized, today is April 1st.  Wonderful, Googlers !!

How do I use it?

Just click "Set custom time" from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.

Is there a limit to how far back I can send email?

Yes. You'll only be able to send email back until April 1, 2004, the day we launched Gmail. If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born -- crazy talk.

How does it work?

Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality (see Grandfather Paradox).

How come I only get ten?

Our researchers have concluded that allowing each person more than ten pre-dated emails per year would cause people to lose faith in the accuracy of time, thus rendering the feature useless.

Their findings:

N = Total emails sent
P = Probability that user believes the time stamp
φ = The Golden Ratio
L = Average life expectancy

Gmail: Google's approach to email


Mcneri said…
Of course it is April Fools' day!
Renee Bustos said…
This would have been good to use today if I had been late. But its all over the elevator news guys, its a joke. But hey its a good tool to have. Thanks google!

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