I'd like the ability to delay the start of a sequence, similar to how I can schedule the send of a regular email - I'd like the ability to delay or schedule the start of an email sequence
You're correct, out of the box this is currently not possible.
In terms of workarounds, there aren't any straight forward ones.
Other users have requested better options for this already: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Delay-1st-Step-Default-Send-Time-for-Sequences/idi-p/...
I'd recommend upvoting and commenting. The product team reviews these requests based on their popularity. (You can make it easier for others to find this request by accepting my reply as a solution. I'd appreciate it!)
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The workaround is to create a workflow with the desired date and insert the sequence right after. That will trigger the sequence at the desired moment. Obvioulsy, you will have to determine the trigger of this workflow. If you have multiple HS user that can have the sequence activate, you'll have to create an If-then branch to sort out the right sender name & e-mail. A bit complicated. Indeed, it will be a nice HubSPot feature.