How to Undo Sent Emails in Gmail

Do you find yourself in trouble when you send a mail to a wrong recipient and believe the user might use the mail wrongly? Your problem might be resolved in the following tutorial just follow the steps to know how to undo sent Emails in Gmail .

We’ve all sent emails on the spur of the moment that we’ve regretted. Certain email programs offer an option to recall or retract an email, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the recipient won’t still receive it. Gmail’s Undo Send feature works differently in that it actually wait to send your email, giving you a certain amount of time to change your mind and prevent it from being sent. But you have to be quick, as Gmail gives you only a specific number of seconds to halt your email.

The Undo Send feature is now an official part of Gmail, no longer relegated to mere beta status in Gmail Labs. In honor of its new status, let’s see How to Undo Sent Emails in Gmail:

1. First login to your gmail account on your computer.

2. In the upper right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon (the one that looks like a gear).

setting in gmail

3. From the Settings menu, choose the option for Settings.

setting in my gmail account

4.  From the Settings window, make sure the General tab is selected. Look for the setting that says Undo Send.

undo option in gmail

5. Click the check box to Enable Undo Send. Click the drop-box to set the Send cancellation period, meaning the number of seconds you have to prevent the email from being sent. You can choose 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds.

cancellation time in gmail account

6. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings screen and click the Save Changes button. And you are done.

save setting in gmail account




Now, lets test this UNDO feature in your Gmail Account:

1. Compose a message and then click the Send button.

testing google undo feature

2.  At the top of the screen, you’ll see a message that says: “Your message has been sent. Undo. View Message.”

undo email in gmail

To prevent the message from being sent, click the Undo link. Gmail stops the message from going out and displays it in case you wish to make any changes and then resend it. If not, you can simply close the message, and it’s relegated to your Drafts folder where you can keep it or delete it.

The Undo Send feature is a handy way to ensure that the wrong email doesn’t get sent to the wrong person.

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