7.12.13

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail

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Have been you ever scolded by your boss for sending a wrong email?    Or 
Have you felt guilty yourself after sending an unwished email?

If yes, then this is a very common thing. Most of the people has faced and still facing this type of situation. You may notice - When you click on the send button after constructing your mail, there is no way to stop the sent email from being delivered.

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail
If you forgot to attach a file, misspelled a very simple word or just changed your mind to sending mail, then you can't do anything after clicking on send button. All people are well familiar with the quick action of sending email. 

But with the Gmail, now no need to face this situation.  Recently a very useful feature has been added in Gmail by the Google called Undo Send, Which have ability to stop your sent mail from being delivered. In other word it can be said that Undo Send feature provide you the chance to correct your mistake and stop the email from being delivered.


To enable this feature in your Gmail account, you haven’t to install any extension or app. Only you have to do few settings in your Gmail account and you will be able to use Undo send feature pleasantly. I hope, now you are too much excited to enable this feature in your Gmail account. Here’s how

How to Enable Undo Send feature in Gmail

(1) Firstly, log-in to your Gmail account and click on gear icon.

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail

(2) From the Drop down menu, select settings option.

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail

(3) On the settings page, click on the labs tab.

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail

(4) Now, Scroll down to find the “Undo Send” option and select Enable radio button as shown below.

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail

(5) Finally, click on Save Changes button to save the settings.

(6) That’s it!

Now whenever you will send a mail you will be able to see an Undo option in Gmail as shown in below screenshot;

How to Easily Undo a Sent Email in Gmail
But you have to keep one thing always in your mind, the Undo option will be shown for 10 seconds only. So, if you wish to stop a sent email then you will have to click on undo option within 10 seconds. After 10 seconds the undo option will be automatically disappear and you won’t be able to undo the sent email.

Some way, it is a much useful feature. It provides you the chance to skip yourself from embarrassment. Many people have enabled this feature already, now it's your turn. Use the undo send feature and share your precious comments with us.

Looking for more useful Gmail tips and tricks, latest updates then check out our Gmail Tips section.

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