When you click 'Send email' when creating a Scheduling Link you do not see a new email created, you need to set GMail to be your default email client on your computer.

Below are the instruction to do so as of May 2020.

Setting Gmail as the Default Email Client on Mac OS

To make Windows use Gmail by default, you first set your browser of choice as the default email application. You then set it to use Gmail, using the relevant guide.

Press Windows + S to bring up the search window. Then type “control panel” and press return.

When the control panel appears, type “default” into the search box. Choose “default programs.” Then, on the next screen, click “set your default programs.”

If you want to change the default Gmail handler on Mac, you’ll have to open the default “Mail” application and adjust its settings.

Open the “Mail” menu, then select “preferences”.

On the “general” tab, change “default email reader” to use your browser of choice.

Now that you’ve chosen a browser to open links with, you’ll need to make sure it handles mailto links correctly, so check the Guides For Web Browsers below for your browser of choice.

Setting Gmail as the Default Email Client on Windows 8 and 10

To make Windows use Gmail by default, you first set your browser of choice as the default email application. You then set it to use Gmail, using the relevant guide.

Press Windows + S to bring up the search window. Then type “control panel” and press return.

When the control panel appears, type “default” into the search box. Choose “default programs.” Then, on the next screen, click “set your default programs.”

A settings screen will appear, showing your default applications for various functions, including your default map, music, photo, video and browser apps, as well as your default email program. 

Since Gmail doesn’t have a desktop app, you’ll need to access it via a browser, so select your browser as your default for email.

Now that you’ve chosen a browser to open links with, you’ll need to make sure it handles mailto links correctly, so check the Guides For Web Browsers below for your browser of choice.

Guides For Web Browsers

If the guide for your OS points you to a browser for the last step, look for it below and follow the instructions. Don’t forget, you can switch browsers if the instructions for yours don’t suit you. Safari users, in particular, might need to do so.

Chrome

To set Gmail as your default email handler in Chrome;

  • Open the settings via the three dots icon at the top right. 
  • Find the “privacy and security” section by scrolling down and clicking “advanced.” 
  • Click “content settings,“ then hit “handlers” and make sure the “allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols” option is selected. It will be colored, not gray, if it is.

Open Gmail like normal. In the URL bar, there should be a gray diamond at the top right. Click it to make Gmail your default. After you do so, it will load automatically when you click “mailto” links.

Firefox

On Firefox, the first time you click a mailto link, you’ll be given the chance to select your application of choice. The selection dialogue has a checkbox that lets you set it as the default on subsequent occasions.


If you’ve already picked a default and want to change it, open the Firefox options page via its drop-down menu. With “general” selected, scroll down until you see the “applications” section. Have a look in there for the mailto content type, then select “use Gmail” from the list of options.


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